No one will dispute that Maryland has severe traffic issues. Sadly, when there is heavy traffic there is the potential for serious motor vehicle accidents. A recent crash involving 12 vehicles took the life of a prominent area businessman, the president of Kline ShopRite, and a 7-year-old boy.
The crash occurred when a ShopRite tractor-trailer failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into several cars. The two people who died were traveling in separate vehicles. The truck caught fire after the collision. Two cars that had become pinned beneath the truck also caught fire. One of the fatalities occurred in one of those two vehicles.
The 7-year-old was in a car further behind the tractor-trailer that also became involved in the collision. The boy's mother, who was driving the car, was taking him to his grandmother's house so his grandmother could take him to school. The boy was transported to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. At least two other people were transported to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and the severity of their injuries is not known. No charges have yet been filed but the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
The sudden loss of loved ones in Maryland is never easy to bear. The idea that a simple ride to school will be one's last experience in life is almost unfathomable. There is nothing that anyone can say or do to take away the pain and loss caused by motor vehicle accidents. A conversation with a personal injury attorney may determine if a civil suit against the party deemed responsible is possible. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.