A 60-year-old Edgewater woman and a 22-year-old Davidsonville man were killed in a fatal head-on collision between an Audi TT and a Toyota Yaris. According to a WBAL-TV news report, the car crash occurred in the 400 block of Central Avenue West near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville. Officials say the 22-year-old man was behind the wheel of the Audi when it crossed the center line and struck the Toyota head-on. It is unclear what caused him to cross into oncoming traffic. She was pronounced dead at the scene and he died from his injuries.
There are many reasons why a vehicle may cross the center line and cause a head-on collision. Investigators often find that the driver responsible for the crash was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or fell asleep at the wheel. In other cases, the driver caused the crash by letting the car drift while distracted or by veering off lanes while driving at an excessive rate of speed.
Driver error is not, however, the only cause of head-on collisions. If a vehicle strikes roadway debris, or a hazardous roadway condition such as a large pothole, it is possible that the driver will not be able to maintain control of the vehicle. It is also possible for a car to veer out of control if a part fails while it is in motion. These types of contributing factors must be evaluated before it is determined what caused the crash.
No amount of financial compensation can replace the life of a loved one, but a successful wrongful death claim can result in support for losses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of companionship and other related damages. If you have lost a loved one in a Maryland car accident, do not hesitate to research your legal rights and options. With the right guidance and support, you could be able to receive the monetary compensation you need to recover financially. Contact the Bowie Maryland wrongful death lawyers at Alpert Schreyer for a free case evaluation at 844-632-7274 today.