Police are not sure why a car was stopped in the middle of eastbound Interstate 695 in Anne Arundel County, leading to a fatal car crash around 2:30 am on May 5, but are currently investigating the incident. As reported by NBC Washington, a 2000 Saturn SL was stopped in one of the lanes of Interstate 695 when it was struck by a 2003 Ford F250, killing the driver of the Saturn.
Police have not revealed if they will press charges against the driver of the Ford or the results of a blood test he was given after being taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for his injuries. Additionally, there has not been any reason given for why the Saturn was stopped in the highway, although eastbound I-695 was closed for five hours for investigations by police and road cleanup.
Maryland auto accidents occur every day, but while many only involve minor property damage, thousands more result in serious or even fatal injuries for those involved. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), an average of 580 people lose their lives each year in the state due to auto accidents.
Losing a loved one in an auto accident can cause a family serious emotional harm, leaving them not only grieving for years, but also subject to serious financial damage. At Alpert Schreyer, our Anne Arundel car accident wrongful death lawyers understand how terrible losing a loved one is and can help you find financial compensation for your losses. Nothing can lessen the grief of a loved one dying, but finding compensation can help a family deal with some of their losses. For more information, call us today at (844) 632-7274.