The 24-year-old man who allegedly caused a fatal two-vehicle accident has been charged with two DWI charges. The accident took place in Kingsville, Maryland. According to reports, the young driver’s Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Mazda Protege. The driver of the Mazda sustained serious injuries because of the crash. His passenger was thrown from the vehicle and was transported to Franklin Square Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt. Both drivers, who were reported to be in stable condition after the accident, were emergency airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
While the driver of the pickup truck has been charged with driving under the influence, a spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police Department said that charges were not related to either illicit drug use or alcohol.
Residents who live near this stretch of Philadelphia Road have witnessed numerous car accidents, which are often the result of speeding. Despite the numerous accidents that happen on this stretch of road, residents say that there is very little police presence in the area.
Being charged with driving under the influence can carry serious consequences. It is often important to contact an experienced attorney who will work towards protecting clients’ rights. Even though the incident in this case resulted in a fatality, the defendant in the case is still entitled to mount a defense and fight for his freedom in open court.
Source: Perry Hall Patch, “Update: DUI Charges in Fatal Kingsville Accident,” Emily Kimball, Nov. 19, 2012