Friday, January 15, 2010

Motor Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Route 270

On January 15, 2010, the morning commute of drivers on Route 270 in Frederick County came to a complete halt. At approximately 8:00 a.m., Mr. Robert Riley began to slow his vehicle due to the heavy traffic on Route 270 near Buckeystown Pike. Mr. Riley was driving his truck when he was struck in the rear. The operator of the vehicle that struck Mr. Riley was flown to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Riley was transported by ambulance to Frederick Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

This accident is an example of the various injuries that can be caused by such a serious collision. Traffic accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor sprains to more serious injuries such as internal bleeding, broken bones or even traumatic brain injuries. Car accidents that occur at a higher rate of speed have a greater potential of leaving a person with permanent injuries.

As a general rule, the driver of a motor vehicle may not follow another vehicle closer then what is reasonable. The operator of the vehicle must maintain a reasonable speed for the driving and traffic conditions. There are specific laws surrounding what is considered to be "reasonable" based on the circumstances of the situation.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident where you were rearended, or if you would like more information on car accidents, please contact Porter & Shure.


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