Traffic Accident in Hartford County Kills One, Injures Two Others

A woman died in a traffic accident in Hartford County that sent two children to the hospital. The accident occurred during the early hours of Sunday, August 29th. The Hartford County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened after one of the vehicles involved crossed the centerline.

The preliminary investigation disclosed that a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 33-year-old Phillip Buchanan of Edgewood, was westbound in the 1400 block of Trimble Road. He crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by 59-year-old Linda Diamond of Edgewood. The accident in Hartford County occurred at about 2:32 a.m.

Diamond sustained extensive injuries, and medics took her to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The woman died while undergoing treatment. The sheriff’s office said two 11-year-old passengers in the Hyundai received treatment at John Hopkins Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The investigators said a 3-year-old child in the Hyundai did not suffer any injury. Buchanan refused the treatment at the crash site. The police said drugs and alcohol might not have contributed to the crash. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office traffic unit.

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. When an accident happens, the victim can get compensation from the fault party. These compensation covers medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, emotional anguish, etc.

When the victim dies, their legal beneficiaries can file a wrongful death action to get compensation. It means that not all relatives of the deceased person can commence this action. Our car accident lawyers at Pinder Plotkin, LLC, can help to determine who the right party is in a wrongful death claim. Contact us today.


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