Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Anne Arundel County Accident Injures 3 and Driver Dies

A family was resting on a bench from a bicycle ride on Sunday, August 8, 2010, when a car crashed into them near Russett Green West and Ridgemoor Drive in Laurel, Maryland in Anne Arundel County. The couple was sitting on the bench with their two twin boys when a car struck a light pole and then continued on to strike the bench where they were sitting.

The operator of the vehicle, 63 year old, Ms. Ramota Oluyemisi Koletowo was rushed to the hospital where she later died.  The 36 year old man was flown to Shock Trauma and his 38 year old wife was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital and their 4 year old son was rushed to Johns Hopkins Pediatric with head injuries.  Their second child was not injured. Police are still investigating the crash to determine whether it was fatigue or a medical emergency that contributed to the fatal car accident as Ms. Koletowo was on her way home from working an overnight shift.

The family injured in this accident is entitled to certain benefits from the driver's insurance company, that will cover some of their medical expenses and/or lost wage claim, resulting from  this accident.  These benefits are known as Personal Injury Protection benefits.  They would also be entitled to make a claim for bodily injuries in addition to pain and suffering against the deceased driver.   However, it would need to be determined if the driver was experiencing a medical emergency and whether the driver had prior knowledge of this medical condition that could put them or others at risk.  It is important in these types of accident, that you obtain the help of an experienced  Maryland personal injury lawyer who has handled "sudden emergency defenses."        

If you, a family member or someone you know has been involved in a car accident or you need more information on car accidents or sudden emergency defenses, please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation with one of our Maryland  personal injury lawyers.

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