Two-Vehicle Crash in Montgomery County Claims Two Lives and Leaves Two Injury Victims

On Sunday, two people died and two others sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Montgomery County, Maryland at Lori and East Randolph Drives. Residents in the area say this fatal crash is a dangerous corner especially when motorists are driving too fast or speeding.

The deadly crash this weekend happened when a Honda Accord crossed a concrete median and crashed into a Toyota Camry. The driver of the Accord, Jose Reyes-Argueta, and one of his passengers, 19-year-old Kimberly Diaz, were declared dead at the accident scene. The other passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Camry, Silver Springs resident Jabari Demessa, also sustained serious injuries.

Neighbors in the area want the government to do more to prevent such deadly accidents from happening. In 2003, the Maryland government spent about $500,000 to install median strips. Local residents want more median strips installed and they also want the speed limited reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph.

At least six people have died on the stretch of rode where Sunday’s accident occurred. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Speed Limits

Regardless of what the speed limit is for a road, motorists are expected to pay attention to the weather and road conditions and adjust their speed in order to drive safely. The proper speed limits are also supposed to be set for each road. While there are basic speed limits designated for Maryland’s streets and highways, the limits can be adjusted, however, depending on the actual road design and other conditions, such as whether there is a school nearby or motor vehicle crashes continue to occur.

In Maryland and Washington DC, our car crash law firm will send a team to the accident scene to determine the cause of the crash.

Two Killed in Montgomery County Crash, News8, August 4, 2008

Related Web Resources:

Speed Limits, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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