In Maryland, four people were taken to hospitals last week after a Butler Ambulance and a Carroll County government dump truck were involved in a five-vehicle accident on Route 32 outside Sykesville.
The accident took place south of Springfield Avenue when the ambulance hit a compact car, the dump truck, and a small SUV. The ambulance was also hit by another SUV.
Two of the ambulance medics were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where they were treated for injuries. Another medic was taken by ambulance to Carroll County Hospital Center. The driver of the small SUV had to be cut out of his car and taken to Howard County General Hospital for treatment.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (provided by the CDC), millions of US workers whose job involves operating a motor vehicle are at high risk for becoming involved in a vehicle-related accident.
· 1399 of these workers died each year from crashes on public highways.
· 349 workers died each year in crashes that occurred off the highway or on industrial premises.
In any car accident, the party who caused the accident that led to another person being injured can be liable for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Victims of a car accident who have been injured have the right to file for compensation. If a victim is killed during a vehicle-related accident, his family may be able to file for damages.
If you are injured in a car accident, it is important that you gather as much information about the accident as soon as possible.
1) Get the contact information of everyone involved.
2) Document your injuries and get treated immediately.
3) Call police to the scene of the accident and file a report.
4) Get the contact information of witnesses and ask them to provide specific details of what they saw.
5) Document your experience of the accident.
6) Contact your insurance agency right away.
4 Hospitalized After 5-Vehicle Accident, Baltimoresun.com, August 10, 2006
Traumatic Occupation Injuries: Motor Vehicle Safety, CDC.gov
Car Accident Injury, Crash-Worthiness.com
Related Web Resources:
Ambulance Crash Log, EMSNetwork.org
Bureau of Labor Statistcs