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Woman Killed in Chain Reaction Accident

Posted on January 8, 2018

In a strange turn of events, a Maryland woman who met two men at the bar where she worked would later die in a car accident caused by the men.

The fatal crash happened in the early morning hours of December 7. The 21-year-old woman was leaving work and traveling on Maryland Route 6 in Charles County.

She was headed to her parent’s home when she was hit from behind by a Ford truck. The truck had failed to stop and rear-ended the woman’s car, which then hit a minivan. Both her car and the minivan were stopped at a red light at the time.

The woman was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital, where she later died. The two men—volunteer firefighters—were both injured. The driver of the minivan suffered no injuries in the crash.

A witness saw the woman and two men speaking to each other at Vino Liquor at closing time. Investigators are trying to piece together what happened before the crash by viewing surveillance video from the bar parking lot.

Speed and alcohol are said to have contributed to the crash, but so far, no charges have been filed against the two men. The woman, a 2014 high school graduate, was hoping to become a police officer like her father.

Understanding Rear-End Accidents

A rear-end crash occurs when the front of one car hits the rear of a vehicle in front. Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car crashes. They are considered relatively minor, but they can result in serious injuries and even death, as seen in this case. Even an accident with cars going as little as 5 mph can result in whiplash.

Rear-end accidents can also cause brain trauma, head injuries, broken bones, disfigurement and paralysis. These injuries cost millions of dollars a year.

Your best defense is to use a headrest appropriately. When used appropriately, a headrest can protect your head from serious injuries caused by a rear-end crash.

Contact an Oxon Hill Personal Injury Lawyer Today

When a vehicle fails to stop, it can cause a chain reaction that damages multiple vehicles. This can cause serious injuries to occupants.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident, it’s important that you seek legal help.

Learn more by contacting the personal injury attorneys at Law Office of William C. McCaskill PLLC. We can review your case and determine the best possible course of action. Contact our office today at (240) 766-8085 to schedule a free consultation.

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