While accidents may be an unfortunate part of life, it can be difficult to be understanding when another's egregious fault or negligence results in serious injury or, worse, the death of a loved one. Not only is it reasonable to want justice, but sometimes the resultant expenses -- either medical, or, tragically, funeral -- are costly, and it stands to reason that the accountable party should be held responsible. Car accident injuries or fatalities are one example of such instances, when another driver's error -- whether a simple case of momentary distraction or something infinitely more selfish, like drunk driving -- comes at a high cost indeed.
No motor vehicle accidents are as devastating as those that prove fatal. Such is the case in a recent Washington, D.C. car accident that claimed the life of a woman. The victim was a civil rights activist who spent her days fighting for human rights.
A recent fatal motor vehicle accident in Washington, D.C. has claimed a life. The single-vehicle car crash resulted in charges of negligent homicide against the driver, an out-of-state man accused of speeding, among other accusations of reckless behavior. Police responded to the scene of the accident around 3 o'clock in the morning after emergency calls reported the fiery wreck.
Fatal car accidents are always a tragedy. Even worse, though, is knowing the crash could potentially have been avoided, but someone made the selfish and reckless decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, and, in doing so, took the life of another, even if the act was unintentional or just plain thoughtless. Tragically, just such a fatal drunk driving accident apparently occurred recently in Washington, D.C.
DC and Maryland residents are likely concerned when preventable accidents happen. A pedestrian and a state trooper were both struck and injured in a collision early on the morning of June 11. The suspected drunk driving accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. that Sunday along Route 4. The trooper's cruiser was parked at an accident scene when an oncoming vehicle rear-ended him and then struck a nearby pedestrian.
Tragically, a Maryland man was recently killed in a car crash. According to official reports in the ongoing investigation, his death appears to have been the result of a drunk driving accident. The 48-year-old tow truck driver was struck when a vehicle operated by a Baltimore resident collided with him on an Anne Arundel County roadway.
Car accidents can range from minor fender benders to catastrophic multi-vehicle collisions. While even a mild rear-ender can be a major inconvenience, sometimes automobile accidents have a much more tragic outcome. This proved to be the case in a recent car accident in Maryland Heights when a multi-vehicle crash claimed the life of a woman.
A man who was accused of causing the deaths of five people was scheduled to go to trial on a recent Monday. The drunk driving accident in which he was involved occurred in Oct. 2014. The man pleaded guilty to five separate charges of negligent manslaughter, along with a slew of additional charges.
A grand jury after has charged a man with involuntary manslaughter after the deaths of two people. The defendant was the driver in a Washington, D.C.-area car crash that occurred on Jan. 22. The high-speed accident resulted in the deaths of both of the car's other occupants.
The car accident that occurred just outside Washington, D.C. may, police believe, have involved car racing. Whether this is the case or not, the car crash left a 64-year-old Catholic deacon fighting for his life. The man was seriously injured on his way to evening Mass on Feb. 11.