This morning a man was driving in Washington County, Maryland and was involved in a car accident that resulted in serious injury. The driver was allegedly driving on a no pass zone during this mornings commute. While trying to pass several cars the driver was met by oncoming traffic.
Trying to avoid the oncoming traffic the man tried to swerve back into the lane when he lost control of the vehicle. His car immediately went airborne and rolled into a nearby yard. Somehow the man was ejected out of his seat and landed underneath of his vehicle. The witnesses of the accident had to lift the vehicle up and get the man out from underneath the vehicle. Immediately the man was sent to shock trauma where his injuries are still unknown.
The unfortunate circumstance is that the man probably will be faced with reckless driving amongst other charges. In Maryland reckless driving is considered one of the more severe traffic violations within the state and more most likely the driver will be facing misdemeanor charges that could result in a jail sentence.
Maryland Transportation Code for reckless driving states:
(a) A person is guilty of reckless driving if he drives a motor vehicle:
(1) In wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
(2) In a manner that indicates a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.
(b) A person is guilty of negligent driving if he drives a motor vehicle in a careless or imprudent manner that endangers any property or the life or person of any individual.
The owner of the property could have the right to seek compensation for any damages to his or her property. The accident is still under investigation.