Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Baltimore Car Crash Draws Attention to Reckless Driving Risks

On February 23, 2014, a multivehicle accident in West Baltimore left one person dead and several more seriously injured. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. Witnesses at the scene say the Acura, which was reportedly driving over the 35 MPH speed limit, struck a gold Mercury Marquis hard enough for it to flip over another car.

The Mercury’s driver, a 26-year-old male, was fatally wounded and died at the scene of the crash. An adult woman in the front passenger seat suffered critical injuries, and a two-year-old girl in the back seat was also seriously injured. According to witnesses, neighbors rushed to pull the young girl from the mangled car shortly after the crash occurred. The two victims were transported to a local hospital, along with four injured passengers from other involved cars.

After a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to determine who is at fault and if the crash resulted from recklessness or negligence. An increasing concern is distracted driving, which can involve any of the following behaviors:

  • Texting, talking on the phone or otherwise using a mobile device while driving
  • Paying attention to passengers
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Programming a GPS device or reading a map
  • Eating or drinking while behind the wheel

Proving liability in a serious auto accident requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash and all of the parties involved. If you were injured in a crash in Maryland that resulted from driver distraction, negligence or carelessness, you have the right to seek compensation for the undue damages you suffer. Consult a Maryland car accident lawyer at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. in Baltimore to explore your legal options.