One person was arrested following a fatal collision in Baltimore County during the Christmas weekend. The auto-pedestrian collision happened on Christmas day, December 25th. The cause of the crash was not immediately available.
The Baltimore County Police said that officers responded to the crash scene at about 5 p.m. The collision happened at the intersection of Reisterstown and Richmar roads. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Civic traveled southbound on Reisterstown Road.
Simultaneously, a Toyota C-HR traveled eastbound from Dolfield Boulevard. The two vehicles collided at the intersection, and the Toyota driver died at the crash scene. The police identified him as Quincy Ross. Two passengers in the Toyota suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and received treatments in area hospitals.
The county police arrested the Honda driver, Carlos D. Lievano, 23, in relation to the fatal collision in Baltimore County. They charged him with homicide by a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, homicide by a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, manslaughter by vehicle — criminal negligence, and several traffic violations. The investigators detained the suspect at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bond.
In motor vehicle accident cases, the presence of a criminal charge against the fault driver does not stop the victim from seeking compensation. An at-fault driver can undergo a criminal trial and a civil lawsuit simultaneously. If the victim wins the civil action, they will receive financial compensation for physical injuries, property damage, and emotional injuries.
Victims who want compensation have the burden of proving the defendant’s negligence and the harm they suffered as a result. Since this involves knowing the right evidence and the applicable laws, injury victims have a better chance of winning when they work with an attorney.
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