A two-vehicle collision in Darlington claimed the life of an older woman. The accident happened on Thursday afternoon, August 26th. A press release by the Maryland State Police revealed that failure to yield caused the fatal accident.
The release further disclosed that state troopers with the Bel Air Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision report at about 1:20 p.m. The collision in Darlington occurred at the intersection of US Rt 1 and MD Rt 161. The preliminary investigation disclosed that a Subaru SUV traveled south on Route 1.
The Subaru’s driver tried making a left turn onto Rt. 161. Simultaneously, a Toyota Corolla traveled north on Route 1. The Subaru’s driver failed to yield to the Toyota, and the vehicles collided. The impact critically injured a 96-year-old female passenger in the Toyota.
The Maryland State Police Aviation flew the woman to Shock Trauma for treatment. A road ambulance from the Darlington Volunteer Fire Department transported the Toyota driver to Shock Trauma. The driver and passenger of the Subaru refused treatment. Shortly after 3 p.m., the medical team at Shock Trauma informed the Bel Air Barrack that the female passenger died.
A State Police Collision Reconstructionist responded to the crash scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Failing to yield is one of the causes of road traffic collisions. When an accident occurs from this traffic violation, the driver who fails to yield is the negligent party. Under Maryland law, the negligent driver pays compensation to the victim for their injuries, vehicle damages, and any other financial losses incurred.
Getting compensation from a fault party is not always straightforward. So, a victim needs representation from a car accident lawyer. At Pinder Plotkin, LLC, our accident attorneys have the expertise to get you the maximum compensation, so contact us today.