In Fruitland, Maryland, One Person Dies and Six Others are Injured In Multi-Car Drunken Driving Collision

Maryland State Police have revealed the names of those who were injured last Saturday in Fruitland, Maryland, when a Hispanic male driving a Pontiac Sunfire GT on Route 13 struck a Pontiac Grand Am and a Honda Ridgeline pickup. The driver is believed to have been driving under the influence. His passenger, also a Hispanic male, was declared dead at the car accident scene.

According to police, the drunk driver had been speeding through the Route 13 and Hayward Avenue intersection, when he struck both the Pontiac Grand Am and the pickup, as he tried to squeeze between the two of them at a stoplight while avoiding police. A police trooper had been chasing after the driver of the Pontiac Sunfire, who was driving his vehicle at a speed of more than 100 miles an hour.

The Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Charles Dvorak Sr., overturned at the median. The car had also been occupied by Dvorak’s wife Doris, and their children Rebecca, 10, and Charles Jr., 12. All of them were treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released from Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The occupants of the Honda Ridgeline, Tyrone and Virginia Strand, were also taken to PRMC where they were later released.

Injuries resulting from the negligence of another driver can be serious and life altering. There may even be injuries that seem minor at the time but later prove to be chronic and long-term—requiring constant medical treatment and care. This is why it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer right away if you have been injured in a car accident or any other kind of motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another driver or party.

There is a good chance that the negligent party’s insurance company will try to contact you immediately and work out a settlement agreement. There is also a very good chance that you will be offered a settlement that is not the maximum amount that you could receive for your accident.

An experienced personal injury attorney can handle your claim for you and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf—making sure that your rights are protected and you receive the proper compensation that you need and deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, or loss. You may have medical bills to pay for and property damage to repair or replace. You may require long-term and/or repetitive care. A good personal injury lawyer can accurately assess all of these damages for you and negotiate a financial settlement that takes care of your legal, medical, financial needs related to your injury and accident. If necessary, your personal injury attorney should also be able to file a lawsuit and successfully litigate your case in court.

Lebowitz and Mzhen handles personal injury lawsuits for clients who have been injured in an accident that was caused by a careless or negligent party in the Washington D.C. area or in Maryland. If you would like to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you with your injury claim, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen today.

Names of Fruitland Crash Victims Released,, May 28, 2007
Police Now Say Passenger Killed in Multi-Car Crash,, May 27, 2007

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