A car accident on Valentine’s Day claimed the lives of a young husband and wife. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon in Maryland and involved three vehicles. According to police, at approximately 4:26 p.m., a 27-year-old female was operating a 2002 Toyota Camry on Solomons Island Road northbound when she crossed the median line and collided with a 2011 Honda Civic that was traveling in the opposite direction. A Ford Crown Victoria then struck both vehicles causing the Honda to overturn. The 21-year-old male driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his wife, a 20-year-old passenger, was transported to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and died on Monday. The driver of the Toyota suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized, and the driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. Investigators do not believe that alcohol contributed to the crash and charges could be filed at a later time.
Millions of drivers are involved in auto accidents every year and most of the accidents could have been avoided. Reckless driving is a term that refers to drivers irresponsibly operating their vehicles. DUI, speeding, distracted driving, and fatigued driving are all examples. In the event that you are involved in a car accident that was caused by the reckless driving of another person, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and non-economical damages.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. We take your damages very seriously and will fight aggressively to recover the maximum amount of compensation available. In fact, our firm has successfully recovered more than $350 million for our clients and will continue to fight for the rights of accident victims. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.