Earlier this month on March third, emergency responders were called to the scene of a tragic accident on Route 301, north of Gillespie Circle in Waldorf, MD at around 5:40pm. According to the news site Thebaynet.com.
Reports indicate that 25-year-old Akeema Perry was traveling with her two children, ages 4 and 6, in her 2002 Ford Crown Victoria U.S. Route 301 south when her car veered off the right side of the road and hit the curb before becoming airborne and striking a tree.
Emergency personnel called to the scene had to free Perry who was trapped in her vehicle. She was then taken to a hospital in Washington, D.C., where she later succumbed to severe injuries. Her children, who were restrained in child safety seats, suffered minor injuries in the crash. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and were soon released.
What caused the crash?
Police believe that driver error and speed caused the crash, and that Perry had not been drinking.
Driving with children in the car
In this unfortunate accident, the act of putting her children in safety seats may have saved their lives. Here are some guidelines on keeping children safe in the car, from Consumer Reports.
• Kids ride in the back. Any children under 12 should never ride in the front seat, in a child’s seat that fits them well or buckled up, if they are older.
• Show zero tolerance for seat belt slacking. Seatbelts save hundreds of thousands of U.S. lives each year, and should always be worn.
• Make sure your car seats are properly installed. According to Safekids.org, 73 percent of car seats are improperly installed. Usually, they are not secured tightly enough.
Sometimes, accidents happen, and the future effects are unpredictable. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that you believe was the result of another person’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC for your free case evaluation. We will listen to you, review your case, and fight for your rightful compensation.