Howard County Head On Collision Sends Two to Shock Trauma Center
On Thursday, August 9, 2012, at about 3 p.m., two cars traveling on Route 108 in Howard County near the Montgomery County line were involved in a head on collision. A woman driving a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo eastbound on Maryland Route 108 crossed the center line and collided with a 1999 GMC Yukon traveling westbound, resulting in a head on car collision, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Lawrence Harris, 57, of Upper Marlboro, the driver of the Yukon, was taken by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma. The collision is still under investigation. The cause appeared to be the Chevrolet driver’s failure to keep her car to the right of the center line, police said.
Injuries and Deaths Caused by Head On Collision
A head on collision can result in serious injuries, and sometimes deaths, because the speed of both vehicles traveling in opposite directions, combined with the weight of the vehicles, creates tremendous forces. A car crash head on therefore is capable of causing catastrophic harm. Often, fault lies with one driver who crossed the center line.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on collision, or a head on car collision, a car accident attorney experienced with head on collision cases can help.
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In one case successfully handled by Mr. Smith, a driver was distracted by his child in the rear seat. His car crossed the center line, causing a head on collision with a woman driving in the opposite direction. She sustained serious and permanent injuries. Mr. Smith filed suit, and eventually the insurance company for the guilty driver paid $200,000.00 in settlement. This is only one of many head on collision cases Mr. Smith has handled successfully.
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Howard County Head On Car Collision Accident Attorney
If a car accident caused by a head on collision has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced car accident lawyer and wrongful death attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure.
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