According to Forbes, the average driver is involved in a car accident every 17.9 years. For most people, that means experiencing several accidents throughout their lifetimes.
This may seem startling, especially because fatal car accidents are constantly in the news, but the majority of accidents are not fatal. Even so, just about everyone is in danger of being involved in an accident, whether they are on their bikes, walking to work or even just at home sleeping in their bedrooms.
CSN Baltimore reports that a negligent driver swerved off the road and drove through a family home late at night. The family of three suffered serious injuries in the crash and required emergency medical care. The driver, Eberardo Castillo, ran away from the scene, but police quickly caught up with him.
The home was well away from the road, and Castillo traveled across a long lawn before the collision. He struck the front wall of the home with so much force that the city condemned the building. Police charged him with several counts of DUI including two counts that involved maiming.
Another Driver Fled the Scene of a Car Crash Last Week
CBS Baltimore reports that another driver fled a car crash recently, but police haven’t had any luck catching the culprit. Authorities say the driver veered from the road unexpectedly and struck a large pole.
One of his passengers was not wearing a seatbelt and died after being thrown from the car. The other passenger was seriously injured but is expected to survive. Witnesses say the driver immediately took off on foot before police arrived, possibly indicating he was drunk or unlicensed.
If you’ve been hurt by a negligent driver, an accident lawyer can help you determine whether or not a civil lawsuit is the best option. Whether the other driver was distracted, impaired or reckless, an attorney from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered can help. To schedule a meeting with an experienced accident lawyer, call us at 443-912-0002.
Police Are Still Investigating a Pedestrian Accident
According to the Bowie Patch, police are trying to determine whether or not to cite the driver of a van who struck a pedestrian last week. Authorities say that Mohammed Toyin Bello had just arrived by bus and was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by the car. He suffered critical injuries and later died in the hospital.
Police are looking for any information about the accident that can help them decide who was in the wrong. So far, no citations have been issued.
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