January 18, 2011

Two Dead in Washington DC Car Accident

by Lebowitz & Mzhen

A DC car crash at Canal Road and Clark Place on Friday has left two people dead. The victims’ names are Radovan Volikic, 27, and Milos Milicevic, 31. Both are Rockland, Maryland residents.

According to DC police, Milicevic lost control of his 2001 Jaguar. The car ended up rotating and sliding across the roadway into oncoming traffic where it struck a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck’s passengers sustained non-threatening injuries.

According to police, icy roads may have been a contributing factor. Reportedly, a number of complaints have been made that the water running down from the hills can freeze over where Reservoir Road and Canal Road meet.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a Washington DC car accident because there was ice or snow on the road, there may be parties who should be held liable. While no one can stop snow from falling or water from turning into ice, there are steps that can be taken to prevent traffic crashes from happening, including:

• Posting warnings on icy roads
• Clearing snow from the street
• Applying road-safety treatments
• Removing debris from the road

The parties responsible for such tasks can be held liable if the failure to properly complete them contribute to causing traffic injuries or deaths. Also, if the other driver's failure to drive safely according to weather and road conditions caused your auto accident, he or she can be held liable for Washington DC personal injury.

In other local accident news, last week a Washington DC 15-passenger van accident involving another car sent eight people to area hospitals. The DC traffic crash occurred last Tuesday in the 3rd street tunnel. The van was transporting special needs passengers.

Canal Road closed in NW DC, The Washington Post, January 14, 2011

Van Crashes In DC Tunnel; Several Injured, WUSA9, January 12, 2011

Related Web Resources:
District Department of Transportation

Safe Winter Driving, Road Trip America

Contact our DC injury lawyers today.