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Suspected drunk driver crosses line, causes head-on crash

The choice to get behind the wheel while under the influence may seem like such a small one. Drinking and driving puts the driver's life at risk, as well as the lives of all others nearby. Recently, one driver's decision altered the lives of many when he allegedly caused a Maryland head-on crash.

Maryland State Police were called to the scene of a severe accident involving five vehicles and a dump truck. Reportedly, a pickup truck traveling west crossed over the center line. The truck then collided with a dump truck, causing a chain reaction of accidents to follow. The four cars behind the dump truck were also involved in the accident.

The diver of the pickup and one victim were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. The well-being of the other five victims was not noted. Police suspect the pickup truck driver was under the influence of alcohol, causing him fail to stay in his lane. The State Attorney's Office in Carroll County will consult with police once the official investigation is completed. No charges have been filled at this time, and the investigation is said to be ongoing. 

Accidents involving alcohol can be life-altering for anyone involved. Those injured will have to deal with the effect the accident has caused, financially and physically. Some Maryland residents make the decision to seek justice in court. A successful personal injury case, or a wrongful death claim in the event of a fatality, can help with any monetary burdens associated with a head-on crash. 

Source: CBS Baltimore, "MD 140 Near Baltimore, Carroll County Line Closed After Crash", Oct. 16, 2017

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