Three people were seriously injured in an Anne Arundel County car accident involving a 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT and a 2008 Chrysler van. According to a news report in The Annapolis Patch, the car crash occurred on Solley Road north of Nabbs Creed Road in Glen Burnie. Officials say the 20-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi may have been speeding when he hit ice and lost control.
The car crossed the double yellow center line and struck the van, which was driven by a 56-year-old woman. An 18-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi suffered life-threatening injuries. Both drivers sustained serious injuries and were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma.
Icy conditions can prove treacherous for even the most experienced Maryland drivers. When such car accidents occur, it is important to look into who or what caused them. In the wintertime in Maryland, weather is often a factor in crashes. But there are ways in which drivers can avoid such tragic accidents. In severe winter weather, it is always a good idea to reduce your speed and leave adequate space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Try not to drive in inclement weather if you can help it.
If you are involved in an accident this winter, please understand that you have legal rights. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you can seek compensation for losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Injured victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Bowie car accident attorney who can help them better understand their legal rights and options.