It is no secret that traffic on Maryland highways continues to increase. The increase in traffic can cause delays, which can cause drivers to become frustrated and impatient. This in turn can lead to motor vehicle accidents. One such accident resulted in the death of an older gentleman from Westminster.

The accident happened late one Wednesday afternoon at the beginning of rush hour. The man from Westminster was traveling north on I-795 when his vehicle was sideswiped by another car. The vehicle he was driving veered off the roadway and struck a tree.

Witnesses said that the car that appeared to have caused the accident sideswiped the vehicle that crashed and continued heading north, resulting in a hit-and-run. The man in the car that was struck was transported to Northwest Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. It is not known if road rage contributed to the cause of the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

People in Maryland commute to work and other places on area highways every day. The roadways are heavily congested, and the threat of an accident is ever present. No matter how aware one is of the danger, a sudden death as a result of motor vehicle accidents can still be a shock. While no one can bring back the loved one who was lost, a consultation with a personal injury attorney may provide a person information on whether or not a civil suit against the party deemed responsible is a viable option. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.