Nearly one week after a tragic Maryland truck accident on Route 32 killed her 13-year-old son and injured her 5-year-old daughter, 51-year-old Kyong Hae Kim has died.
Kim, her son Vincent, and her daughter Jacqueline were headed to a riding lesson on June 12 when the Sykesville family’s Mazda 5 minivan collided with a flat-bed tow truck driven by truck driver Tymothy Thatcher.
Vincent was pronounced dead at Howard County Hospital. His 5-year-old sister was treated at Children’s Hospital in Washington and released two days later. Kim was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Monday night. Thatcher was not injured in the truck accident.
Police are investigating the cause of the Sykesville truck collision.
Maryland Truck Accident Lawsuits
Pursuing your Maryland truck crash claim without the help of a Baltimore personal injury law firm representing you can get tricky. Trucking companies are equipped to combat liability claims filed against them, which is why you need your own truck crash legal team to look out for your best interests and protect your legal rights.
One common argument that a trucking company might use to combat a Maryland personal injury case is to place the blame on the injured party. The truck crash defendant may accuse the motor vehicle of unsafe passing, driving into opposing traffic, drunk driving, failing to stop, failing to yield, following too closely, speeding, distracted driving, or improperly merging. The trucking company might also claim that the truck driver was an independent contractor (rather than an employee) or blame the manufacturer of a specific truck part for a defect that caused the truck collision.
It is also not uncommon for a trucking company, a leasing company, the company that owns the cargo being transported, or another involved party to blame the other parties for the motor vehicle accident.
This is why you need to contact an experienced Maryland truck crash law firm as soon as possible.
Mother dies after crash that killed son, The Baltimore Sun, July 1, 2009
Route 32 crash claims 2nd life, mother of 13-year-old, Howard County Times, June 30, 2009
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Teen killed in Howard crash remembered as inspiration, Baltimore Sun, June 26, 2009
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