Cause of Dangerous Reese, Maryland Head-On Car Collision Under Investigation

Alcohol-impaired drivers are a major cause of car accidents throughout the country. Impaired drivers are extremely dangerous on the roads for a whole host of reasons. Drivers impaired by alcohol or other substances suffer from reduced levels of concentration and slower reaction times when processing their surroundings and actions. Additionally, drunk drivers suffer from poor hand-eye coordination and they are more likely to use poor judgment and experience memory loss while under the influence. These factors and other side effects of substance use greatly increase the likelihood of impaired drivers being involved in car accidents. Signs of impaired drivers on the road include but aren’t limited to, quicker than usual acceleration or deceleration, weaving across the road, erratic breaking, slow responses to traffic signals, or excessively slow driving (10 mph below the speed limit). When on the road, you should exercise extreme caution if you spot any of these signs from other drivers. In 2016, Maryland implemented stricter drunk driving laws throughout the state, including harsher penalties and an Ignition Interlock Program.

Does Maryland Have a High Rate of DUIs?

Unfortunately, Maryland sees a high share of alcohol-impaired drivers. Over the last five years, almost 800 people in Maryland have been killed in crashes involving impaired drivers and over 10,000 people per year die throughout the United States in alcohol-impaired crashes. Each year, tens of thousands of people are arrested throughout Maryland for drunk or impaired driving. Maryland currently deploys a specialized team of Maryland State troopers assigned to the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) to enforce impaired driving laws. Since 2013, State Troopers in SPIDRE have taken more than 4,000 impaired drivers off of Maryland roads. A recent news report detailed a fatal Maryland car crash.

According to the news report, the accident happened in the evening on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Reese, Maryland. The head-on collision involved three vehicles and resulted in multiple injuries when the cars collided around 6:27 pm in the evening. The crash occurred on Route 104 at Emory Road, in front of Lady Baltimore Floors. Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company crews responded quickly to the scene in the westbound lanes of the road. The investigation into the crash is ongoing and police have requested that anyone with additional information contact them to help with the case.

Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car or Truck Accident?

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or harm from a car or truck accident in Prince George’s, Charles, Baltimore, or Montgomery County, contact the Maryland injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen today for help. Our attorneys have many years of experience fighting for those injured in automobile accidents and will work to provide you with the support, legal knowledge, and confidence to proceed with your claim. The costs stemming from car accident injuries can quickly become overwhelming, and having a team of experienced Maryland injury lawyers on your side can make all the difference. To schedule a free and confidential consultation today, contact us at 800-654-1949.

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