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La Plata Car Accident Leads to Fatality

Maryland State Police troopers responded to a serious accident on Route 6 near Mary Drive in Charles County Tuesday, August 9. According to reports, the troopers, who responded from the La Plata Barrack, conducted a preliminary investigation that revealed a 2011 Honda Pilot driven by a 75-year-old Port Tobacco woman was traveling west on the highway, while a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 42-year-old La Plata woman was heading east. The latter motorist was traveling with five minors in her vehicle.

The 75-year-old woman reportedly failed to stay in her lane, passing over the center line into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. As a result, her Pilot collided head-on with the Santa Fe. Responders were able to transport all of the occupants of the Santa Fe to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for treatment, while the woman who allegedly caused the accident was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to INOVA Fairfax Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. She later passed away.

Proving liability after an auto accident

After a car accident, you may need to take action quickly to seek compensation for any injuries or property damage that occurred. However, to do so, you may also need to prove that the other party was at fault for the crash. This may come down to the opinion of law enforcement officers and insurance claims adjusters, which is why it’s important to consult an attorney to make sure you protect your best interests.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a Maryland car accident, speak with a skilled La Plata personal injury lawyer at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.

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