Three people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident this week in Sharpsburg, Maryland (MD). The accident occurred when the driver of a Hyundai Tucson pulled into the path of Richard and Cynthia Nutzman's Subaru. The Nutzman's car ended up in the southbound lane of Md. 65, while the Hyundai landed in a drainage ditch on the side of the road. Both the SUV and the car were heavily damaged and were towed away. According to Herald-Mail.com, all three people were seriously injured and remain in a local hospital.
Firefighters were called to help clean up the scene, after dangerous fluids leaked from the Subaru and onto the road. Workers also cleaned up glass and other debris before reopening the road.
Any crash that results in serious injuries is certainly tragic, and our thoughts are with the victims. They are probably looking at weeks, if not months of recovery time, depending on the severity of their injuries. This may mean lost wages, large medical bills, and a dramatic drop in quality of life if they suffer a life-altering injury like a traumatic brain injury or paralysis.
Sadly, this is not the first time an accident was occurred on this stretch of road. The car crash site was the setting of a fatal car crash last year, when Danielle Paikin, only 20 years old, was killed when her vehicle was hit by one vehicle, then hit by another after sitting in the road.
It's not exactly clear how or why this Maryland car accident occurred. Was the at-fault driver distracted? Were they speeding? We'll have to wait and see what the accident report reveals.