72-Year-Old Hagerstown Woman Dies from Maryland Car Accident on Interstate 70

Olga Liselotte Melton, a 72-year-old Hagerstown woman, was killed in a Maryland traffic crash on Saturday night on Interstate 70. Melton was riding in the front seat of a car driven by Helmut John Frick when their vehicle struck an unattended auto at around 11:19 pm.

Also on Saturday, 25-year-old Jayant Prasad Singh was killed when the Honda Accord he was a passenger in struck a tree at around 2am. The car driver, 25-year-old Rahul Sharma, was flown to Baltimore for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

In other Maryland accident news, a Waldorf man died from injuries he sustained on Friday when his Toyota Camry hit the bed of a tow truck that was crossing US 301. The truck’s flatbed had been partially blocking a lane as the truck driver was turning right when the collision happened. The driver of the Toyota, 73-year-old Stanley Harten Wallace, was ejected from his car. He was later pronounced dead.

Maryland Car Accidents

It is always important for motorists to drive safely to decrease the chances they will become involved in a traffic crash. Unfortunately, collisions continue to happen and people suffer injuries and die. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Maryland auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our Baltimore injury attorneys to explore your legal options.

With winter fast approaching, road conditions will change. AAA Exchange offers a number of winter driving tips, including:
• Don’t drive while tired.
• Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
• Don’t warm up your car in a garage or another enclosed area.
• Avoid using cruise control when the roads are slippery.
• Pay attention to the road.

• Wear a seat belt.

Waldorf man dies when car strikes tow truck, SoMDNews, November 29, 2010
Olga Melton, 72, dies in accident on I-70, The Record Herald, November 29, 2010
1 dead, 1 injured after car strikes tree in Md., Wtop, November 27, 2010
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