Woman Killed in Maryland Auto Accident
A 51-year-old woman was killed recently in a car accident on Laytonsville Road in Olney, Maryland. According to authorities familiar with the case, the accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. when a 2001 Ford F250 pickup drifted off the roadway then overcorrected, going back onto the roadway and then crossing the double line. As a result, it hit a Toyota RAV4, causing serious injuries to the driver, who later succumbed to the injuries at the hospital.
The driver of the Ford suffered injuries as well, but they were not life threatening. However, he will now likely be charged with negligence in the case, and potentially more serious charges. The victim’s family could easily file a wrongful death suit against the driver.
To complicate the matters, the responsible party was driving a company car. He had been working as a road paver for the Francis O Day Company, and was on the way to the work site for the following night to drop off some equipment. The vehicle he was driving in the accident was registered to Francis O Day, Inc.
Although drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident, police officers indicated their belief that the driver could have been drowsy while operating the vehicle.
If lawsuits are filed in the case, potential defendants could include both the driver and his company. The plaintiff’s attorneys would likely investigate the hiring methods used by the company and whether they were properly keeping track of the hours worked by their drivers.
If you or a loved one suffers an injury in a car accident with a commercial vehicle, consult a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. for reliable representation.