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3 injured in Maryland car accident, improper turn blamed

A car accident in Baltimore, Maryland, left three people hospitalized on July 26 after a pickup truck struck a smaller sedan. The car accident occurred at the intersection of Paradise Road and Route 155, according to official reports. Authorities are still investigating how the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck smashed into a Toyota Corolla that was turning left at the intersection.

Official reports show that the driver of the smaller vehicle may not have properly yielded to eastbound traffic as she made the left-hand turn. That smaller vehicle was struck on the front- and rear-end of the passenger side, sending the car spinning into the intersection. The truck that struck the vehicle plowed onto a grassy embankment and eventually flipped over.

All three of the victims were trapped in their vehicles, and they had to be extracted by emergency responders. The 67-year-old man behind the wheel of the truck was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital. His passenger was also transported to that facility. The woman who appears to be at fault for the incident was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore because she suffered a brain injury in the crash.

At-fault drivers can cause car accidents in a variety of ways. In this instance, it appears that the driver made an inappropriate turn without considering the right-of-way. Drivers and passengers who have been injured by such negligent individuals deserve financial compensation for their medical expenses and other costs, even if the at-fault driver never faces serious criminal charges. No one should have to endure the pain and suffering that go along with accident injuries simply because of another negligent driver.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Three injured in Level-area traffic accident Saturday” David Anderson, Jul. 26, 2014