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Carroll County investigating fatal vehicle collision on Rt 31

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, four people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Md. 31.

Authorities confirmed there were two vehicles involved and four fatalities. One vehicle may have been traveling approximately 100 mph when the collision occurred.

A Sheriff Deputy en route to an unrelated call in New Windsor, observed a vehicle Eastbound on Rt 31 in the area of Medford Road that appeared to be travelling at a high rate of speed. This was confirmed by the vehicle’s Radar unit, which showed the vehicle travelling in excess of 100 miles per hour. The Deputy turned around and attempted to catch up to the suspect vehicle.

As the Deputy approached the area of Rt 31 and Old New Windsor Pike, he observed that an major motor vehicle collision had just occurred, with the suspect vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and another vehicle off of the roadway into a ditch.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle, travelling Eastbound, passed another vehicle travelling Eastbound, and lost control, striking a gray Infinity with two occupants that had been travelling West towards New Windsor. This vehicle suffered only minor damage, and no injuries were reported.

The suspect vehicle, however, lost control and struck another vehicle head on. This vehicle, a Mercury Cougar, was occupied by three individuals. Both the suspect, and all three occupants of the Mercury, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

What is a wrongful death claim?

This is just another example of a wrongful death claim in Carroll County, Maryland.

So, what is a wrongful death claim?  Here, at the Law Office of Ross W. Albers, our attorneys handle wrongful death cases and will fight to get fair and just compensation for families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, omission or fault of another.

Wrongful death or accidental death lawsuits are meant to compensate those family members left behind after a fatal accident.

Besides hurting the person who died, the family members of that person are also hurt because they relied on the decedent for financial and emotional support. The death may be the result of a murder, reckless driving, a negligent or careless act, malpractice, or many other causes.

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If you’ve recently been involved in an accident in Maryland the legal team at The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers is here for you. We handle automobile related accidents and have years of experience. Working with us can give you the peace of mind you need following an accident. If you are in need of a lawyer following an accident or injury, give The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers a call today!

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