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Two Children Airlifted After Auto Accident in Frederick County

Two children had to be airlifted away from the site of a serious car accident on Fingerboard Road Sunday, August 21. According to the Maryland State Police, the children were transported to a nearby hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Police officials say the accident occurred after a Nissan Infiniti did not yield the right of way to a Ford Bronco, which was carrying a man and a woman. As a result, the Infiniti, which was also carrying four children and two adults, T-boned the vehicle. The man and woman in the Bronco were seriously injured after the vehicle rolled off the road, while the driver of the Infiniti and two of the children were airlifted to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma.

Right-of-way accidents a common problem

Crashes occurring when one driver fails to yield the right of way to another are among the most common in Maryland and across the country. In many instances, motorists may fail to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn, neglect to take appropriate action at uncontrolled intersections or fail to abide by yield signs and stop signs. Drivers may also neglect to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.

The motorist who failed to yield would be considered liable for a resulting accident and any injuries that occur. This could be important, especially when it comes to seeking compensation for injuries and/or property damage.

For more information and guidance on proceeding with a claim after an auto accident, meet with the experienced La Plata personal injury attorneys at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.

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