Hagerstown, MD (March 7, 2022) – A drunk-driving accident ended in injuries on Sunday morning, March 6. At around 3 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 81 near exit 2.
Investigations of the crash show that a white 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck and a red 2008 Dodge Caliber sedan collided on the interstate near exit 2. Police arrived at the scene to find the Ram attempting to leave the scene. The police chased after the vehicle briefly and pulled them over on the ramp to Interstate 71 from Interstate 81. Two men were inside the vehicle.
The driver of the Dodge, a 27-year-old male from Virginia, was arrested for DUI.
Two people in the Dodge Caliber, the 25-year-old driver from Pennsylvania and her 20-year-old stepsister, were both transported to local hospitals. A 33-year-old from Pennsylvania, who was the front-seat passenger and the boyfriend of the driver, was rushed to Shock Trauma for care.
The incident is currently being investigated by WCSO.
Our thoughts are with the three people who were hurt as a result of this DUI accident.
Car Accidents in Maryland
Even though we have numerous laws in place to prevent people from entering roadways while impaired by alcohol, we continue to see victims harmed at an alarming rate in crashes caused by drunk drivers. In Maryland, roughly 22% of all motor vehicle accidents involved drivers who are under the influence of alcohol.
People who are involved in drunk driving accidents often suffer serious injuries. We see many people left with internal organ damage, severely broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries. Suffering a serious injury as a result of a crash is not only mentally and physically exhausting, but it can be quite expensive to undergo extensive medical treatment.
When victims are harmed in accidents due to this reckless and negligent action, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. A Hagerstown car accident attorney from our law firm can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss some of the legal options that may be available to help you get justice.
Hagerstown Personal Injury Lawyers
At Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, our personal injury lawyers in Hagerstown are committed to helping people who are hurt and drunk driving accidents get justice.
For more than 65 years, our lawyers have fought on behalf of victims in Montgomery County and throughout the entire state of Maryland to ensure they are able to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Even if a person is criminally convicted for driving under the influence, victims still deserve to get justice through civil action.
Our fearless legal team will fight to ensure you are able to get compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost earnings, and other economic and non-economic damages you face from your crash.
Contact our Maryland personal injury law firm by calling 301-251-8776 to schedule a case review and free consultation with our law firm to get started.
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.