A tragic car accident south of Baltimore in the early-morning hours this last weekend has left four people dead, including three teenagers. According to police, the car accident happened because the car the teens were riding in was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 50.
According to the grandfather of one of the teens, his granddaughter, who was 19 years old, was driving the wrong-way vehicle. Police did not know if speed or alcohol played a part in the accident, but the grandfather said that the girl and her friends were returning home after being at a birthday party on Friday evening.
According to the Maryland State Police, several drivers had called 911 to report the wrong-way car, and that it had also been seen on Interstate 97, also traveling in the wrong lanes.
Also killed in that car were an 18-year-old girl and an 18-year-old male. All the teens were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car, a 55-year-old male, died later at a nearby hospital.
According to court records, the teen driver was hit with a $290 fine late last year after being stopped by state police for driving 91 mph in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 70. The grandfather said he had warned her about driving too fast.
And now, the girl’s family could be liable for an expensive amount of damages if a police investigation determines the girl was at fault for the accident. She could be held liable for the safety of her two passengers, along with the life of the other driver. The crash is a tragic reminder about the risks of dangerous driving and its consequences.