Hyundai Santa Fe Collides with Multiple Vehicles Resulting in Death
Tragedy struck the Maryland community on the afternoon of February 23, 2023, when a serious crash occurred involving multiple vehicles on Solomons Island Road and Birdsville Road. Unfortunately, investigation into the incident – which happened at 3:59 pm local time – revealed that a 2023 Kenworth W900 dump truck and a 2001 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck were involved in a collision. Reports suggest that the Kenworth was heading northbound on Solomons Island Road, approaching Birdsville Road, while the Dodge traveled eastbound and was attempting to turn left onto Solomons Island Road in front of the Kenworth. The driver of a Kenworth was unable to avoid the collision and subsequent fire that resulted in their death.
The resulting impact caused the Dodge they struck to rotate into the southbound lane, where it was met with a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The initial collision sent the Kenworth into an embankment, where it overturned and caught fire, trapping the driver inside. Tragically, they succumbed to their injuries at the scene. John Arne Illig, 29-year-old driver of the Dodge, suffered serious injury as a result of this collision and was flown for Medical treatment at Capital Region Medical Center in Maryland State.
Our thoughts are with him during his recovery and all those affected by this tragic event. Angelina Marie Scarton, a 34-year-old female from Lothian, Maryland, is lucky to have escaped unharmed after her Hyundai collided with an oncoming big rig. The Traffic Safety Section is currently conducting an investigation of the crash in order to ascertain the precise cause.
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After a car accident, your primary focus should be on your health and safety. Call 911 first and foremost, and ensure that they send first responders to treat any injuries you might have. After you are safe and your injuries have been taken care of, you should seek help from an attorney right away. An experienced attorney will help you gather any evidence you need to prove driver negligence and support your claim or lawsuit.
Car accidents can be traumatizing and difficult to navigate. At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we have years of experience helping car accident victims get the settlement they deserve. Contact us or call us at (410) 753-4611 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers today.