Friday, February 19, 2010

Hazardous Road Conditions in Harford County Contribute to Accident.

The first of the major snow storms to hit Maryland had just started to fall on Friday, February 5, 2010, when a 2002 Chevrolet Ventura being operated by Carrie Ann Brown drifted to the right and struck a 1987 Mack dump truck. The dump truck, which was under contract with the Maryland State Highway Administration and being operated by Robert Singleton, Jr. of Forest Hill, was parked on the shoulder of the road on standby for the pending snow storm. The accident occurred on Paradise Road in Aberdeen near the I-95 overpass.

The driver of the Chevrolet and her 15 year old daughter were both taken to Bayview Hospital in Baltimore City in serious condition. Brown's two other children were also transported to nearby medical facilities for less serious injuries. Hazardous road conditions were believed to be the cause of the accident.

As the record snow fall for Maryland continues to grow, so does hazardous and icy road conditions that are the cause of the growing number of accidents over the last couple of weeks. In situations when an accident is due to poor road and/or weather conditions it can be hard to prove negligence, unless the person who caused the accident was not driving in accordance with the proper precaution for the poor weather conditions. What constitutes proper precaution is normally common sense. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney to assist you with accidents that occur in hazardous weather conditions, since different rules do apply.

If you, a family member or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident that was the result of icy or snow covered roads or any other weather or poor road conditions you can contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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