Late last month on Halloween, two vehicles collided head-on in Glen Burnie, killing both drivers. According to one local news source, the accident occurred on Solley Road near where it meets Chestnut Springs Lane. The fatal accident claimed the lives of both drivers, and the three passengers involved in the accident were also seriously injured.
Evidently, three teenage friends were driving in a Nissan on Solley Road, heading to a Halloween party. At some point, another Nissan approaching in the opposite direction inexplicably crossed over the center line and collided with the Nissan carrying the three teens. After the initial collision, the vehicle that crossed over the center line flipped on its roof and continued to slide down the highway until it collided with a third vehicle.
In the end, both drivers of the Nissan vehicles were dead. Two teenage passengers in one of the vehicles, as well as the woman’s husband in the other Nissan, were all taken to the hospital. Since the accident, all of the injured parties have been released from the hospital.
Police are conducting an investigation into what could have caused the fatal accident on Halloween night. Thus far in their investigation, police believe that the female driver who crossed over the center median was speeding and under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Police have interviewed all of the passengers but have not released their statements yet. One of the teenage passengers told reporters that the driver of the car he was riding in was not intoxicated and was driving safely with two hands on the wheel at the time of the crash.
DUI Accidents on Holiday Weekends
Holiday weekends always present a temptation for party-goers to get behind the wheel after they have had a few drinks. In fact, each year we see dozens of drunk driving accidents that occur on the various holiday weekends throughout the year. Of course, holiday or not, there is never an excuse to get behind the wheel when intoxicated.
The law in Maryland defines intoxicated driving as operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or greater. Additionally, any amount of a non-prescribed controlled substance in a driver’s blood can make them intoxicated. Even prescribed substances can result in a driver being intoxicated if the drugs are taken in an amount that is considered to be more than is medically necessary. To learn more about how to hold drunk drivers responsible for their decisions, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
Have You Been the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help you cover the costs associated with being an accident victim. Successful plaintiffs often recover amounts for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering that was caused by the accident. The skilled lawyers at the Maryland-based law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have the experience and dedication necessary to successfully bring any personal injury case, including those arising out of drunk driving accidents. Call 410-654-3600 today to set up a free consultation.
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Marine Struck and Killed in Thurmont by Hit-and-Run Driver, Maryland Accident Law Blog, October 7, 2015.