When it comes to staying safe on the road, Maryland drivers often do everything they can to prevent getting into a collision, and to keep their families safe. However, fatal and injurious crashes happen despite our best efforts, and their aftereffects can send shockwaves through the community.

In one recent incident, Olney, Maryland, was the scene of a fatal car crash late last month. A 51-year-old man was driving in a 2012 Honda with his 45-year-old wife and their 13-year-old daughter at approximately 10 a.m. They were heading westbound when the driver of a 2015 Ford Mustang struck them.

Although authorities tried to save the 45-year-old woman by rushing her to the hospital, doctors were unable to save her and she later succumbed to her injuries at the medical facility. The 51-year-old man and his 13-year-old daughter also required hospital care. They were lucky to escape the collision with non life-threatening injuries. The Mustang driver, a 21-year-old man, also required hospital care. His injuries were non life-threatening as well.

At this time, police are not certain how this accident may have happened. They are continuing to investigate the scene of the crash, search for eyewitness accounts and review other evidence as it comes available.

Car accidents that result in death or catastrophic injury in Maryland always warrant serious investigation. The results of these investigations could help the family members of the victims, and the injured victims themselves, pursue financial claims to seek money to pay for end-of-life expenses, memorial services, medical care, the cost of rehabilitative health services, lost income, attorneys fees and more.

Source: wusa9.com, “1 dead, 2 injured in Maryland car crash,” July 17, 2017