Boonsboro, MD (May 6, 2022) – A Washington County crash in the Boonsboro area claimed the life of a driver on Thursday afternoon, May 5. Just prior to 4 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a crash on North Main Street in the Boonsboro area.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports show that an auto wreck involving two unidentified vehicles blocked the 200 block of North Main Street during the late afternoon hours.
The crash involved two parties. One of the drivers was declared dead at the site of the accident.
The second operator was rushed to shock trauma in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The victim was admitted with undisclosed injuries.
At this time, accident reconstructionist crews with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash.
We hope the person who suffered injuries as a result of this two-vehicle collision recovers fully.
Our team would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the driver who has suffered fatal injuries in this auto collision.
Fatal Car Accidents in Maryland
Crash data for Maryland indicates that an average of more than 500 people die as a result of collisions every year in our state. The total number of traffic fatalities accounts for roughly 0.4% of all traffic-related incidents that occur in our state annually.
People can suffer fatal injuries in collisions across our state for a variety of reasons. We see many accidents take place as a result of negligent motorists. Some of the most common contributing factors surrounding fatal crashes in our state include:
Impairment: The majority of auto wrecks that we see every year involve drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Although there are strict laws in place to prevent impaired drivers from entering our roadways, we continue to see them cause severe and fatal injuries to others sharing the road.
Distractions: With the dramatic rise in technology over the past decade, we have seen a significant number of people harmed in crashes involving drivers who are on their cell phones while operating their vehicles. Driving while distracted can make it nearly impossible to control your vehicle in time to avoid a crash.
Speeding: Traveling above the posted speeding limit is a common factor in a significant number of crashes that we see in our state. Speeding, especially during inclement weather conditions, can have life-altering and fatal results for others.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver engaging in a reckless or negligent action while operating their vehicle, you must seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Boonsboro as soon as possible.
For more than 65-years, the Boonsboro car accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have represented families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our lawyers are committed to helping each client we work with maximize their recovery of compensation for wrongful death lawsuits. Contact our Maryland personal injury law firm today by calling 301-251-8776 to get started on your case.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when writing this accident news post. These sources include but are not limited to local news sources, local and state police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in and around Maryland. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: We hope that our readers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle in an effort to reduce accidents in Maryland. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.