Car accident fatalities are very slowly trending in the right direction in Maryland and Washington, DC…. The numbers you’re about to read are lower than usual when compared to previous years.
In Maryland, there were 350 traffic-related fatalities through the end of August. There were 562 people killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2021, and at this pace, 2022 will finish with approximately 525 deaths. In DC, through mid-September, 24 have died in car accidents; at the same point last year, 29 were killed in auto accidents–a 5% decrease. While these numbers show improvement, far too many people are still involved in fatal car accidents in the Maryland and DC region.
One-Car Crash Kills Driver, Separate Crash Leaves Two Three Teens Dead in Maryland
In mid-August, a one-vehicle crash in the Clinton area killed the driver and left a passenger with non-life-threatening injuries. While details are sketchy, police reported that the accident occurred near Piscataway Road and Dixon Drive.
Just days later in Hagerstown, three teenagers in a Lexus sedan were killed when the car merged at a high speed onto I-81 North near exit 6A and crashed into the passenger cabin of a ttractor trailer that was driving on I-81. A 17-year-old from Hagerstown who was driving the car, along with his two passengers–a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old from Clear Spring–died in the crash.
Three-Vehicle Crash in Baltimore County Kills One
In mid-September, a three-vehicle crash on the outer loop of I-695 at Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore County took the life of one driver. The accident appeared to have occurred when a black Acura RDX struck the side of a backhoe that was being escorted by two pickup trucks from the Maryland Department of Transportation – Maryland Transit Administration. After striking the backhoe, the Acura hit the rear of the front pickup truck. The driver of the Acura, a 39-year-old woman from Baltimore was declared dead at the scene. Maryland State Police are still investigating the accident.
If You or a Loved One Are Involved in a Car Accident…
- Go to the hospital or a medical professional as soon as possible, even if you don’t think your injury is serious. Getting checked out at the scene by an ambulance is the best option, especially if there’s a serious injury. But if you don’t go by ambulance, have someone drive you to the emergency room or your physician as soon as possible, and be sure to keep your diagnosis and medical records organized.
- Call the experienced car accident attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm.
We have decades of experience navigating our clients through the process of an auto accident, and we’re ready to help if you find yourself in that situation. Please call us at (202) 785-5111 or (301) 852-7500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. And remember, we are committed to making justice work for you.