Last Thursday, a 20 year old college student tragically died in a head-on collision on Route 202 near Old Largo Road in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The victim was a prominent student leader at Morgan State University studying business. Police determined that the driver of a Cadillac lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic. This led to a violent collision with another vehicle on the other side of the road, instantly killing the other driver. The driver in the Cadillac only suffered minor injuries. After investigating the accident further, police determined that alcohol played a role in this crash and the driver of the Cadillac is likely to face DUI charges.
With the holidays around the corner, this is certainly an even more difficult time for the victim’s family and friends. Driving deaths caused by drunk drivers are the worst type of fatal accident because they can easily be avoided. In a majority of DUI-related accidents, the drunk driver escapes with minor injuries, while an innocent person loses their life. You are entitled to compensation in fatal accident cases caused by drunk drivers. It is very important to hire an experienced law firm to help you through the difficult process and get you the compensation you deserve. Maryland police will be on high alert for drunk drivers this holiday season, especially as we approach New Years.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident caused by the fault or negligence of a drunk driver and would like to consult an experienced Maryland auto accident attorney for free, contact us at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Greenbelt or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Car-Accidents/Fatal-Car-Accidents.shtml