87-Year Old Driver Strikes Tree in Fatal Car Accident
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Route 99, near Old Saint Johns Lane in Ellicott City, at about 1:45 p.m. when it left the road and struck a tree, according to The Baltimore Sun. Harold Paul Mazmanian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Howard County police said a preliminary investigation indicated that the primary cause of the collision was that the driver failed to reduce speed in the rainy conditions. Route 99 was closed for more than two hours as police investigated.
Howard County Statistics Involving Fatal Car Accident
Too many drivers and passengers die in fatal car accidents in the United States each year. The most recent statistics available indicate that 547 people died from fatal car accidents in Maryland, according to Census Bureau statistics. Howard County is no exception. The tragedy of a fatal car accident is that surviving family members are left to grieve after their lost family member. In addition, they are often financially devastated by funeral expenses, medical bills, and lost income. But help is available.
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