SUV Car Accident Victim, Shannon Kephart, Involved in Car Crash With a Jeep Resulting in Death
On Monday afternoon, a driver veered to avoid a Jeep merging into his lane and overturned his SUV in Frederick County, Maryland, resulting in one death and two injuries. The car crash happened eastbound on US Route 340 at Maryland Route 180 in Petersville around 1:30 p.m. Shannon Kephart, 48, of Winchester, Virginia, was riding in the right front seat of the SUV and died at the scene of the crash. The driver who police say caused the SUV to crash left the scene, but Maryland State Police say they know who owns the vehicle.
The driver of a Honda CR-V and the rear left seat passenger were both taken to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the CR-V they were in was hit by a silver Jeep Liberty and overturned. The driver of the Jeep Liberty made an aggressive lane change into Kephart’s lane, causing Kephart to veer to the left and his CR-V to rotate across all lanes of US 340 before hitting a guardrail and overturning. Cathy Cyrus, 68, of Olney, Maryland, was flown by medevac helicopter to the hospital.
What Should You Do After a Wreck in Baltimore?
If you experience a vehicular accident, it’s critical that you take immediate steps to ensure your short-term and long-term wellbeing. The first step you need to take is to move to a safe area after a crash if you’re able. You should then assess the degree to which you were injured and call 911 if necessary. If you experienced injuries that require medical assistance, make sure to accept medical treatment while at the scene of the crash.
While you remain at the scene of the crash, it’s critical that you avoid discussing fault, admitting liability, or giving a statement to your insurance company before calling a Maryland car accident attorney. Expert traffic accident attorneys can help you through the process of the legal and insurance ramifications of your case, and they can assist you in protecting the value of your claim.