It was thought that even though a Virginia resident received injuries in a car accident on December 30, 2014, they were not life-threatening. But according to police, the man died from his injuries the following day at an area hospital.
The accident took place at the intersection of Aquasco Road and Horesehead Road in Hyattsville, Maryland. The driver of a pick-up truck was going northbound on Horsehead Road and was moving to make a right turn onto eastbound Aquasco Road. The victim of the crash, a 32-year-old Virginia resident, was traveling in a car eastbound on Aquaso Road when the pickup truck struck the vehicle.
It is not known whether the driver of the pick-up truck was making a right turn on red. Right turn on red is legal in Virginia, but it is the law for drivers to yield the right of way to any vehicle in the approaching intersection.
Typically, the victims of right turn on red accidents are pedestrians or bicyclists. There are exceptions, however, as this case illustrates. Drivers must always remember that even if a particular driving action seems less dangerous, such as turning right on red, they must nevertheless remain vigilant for oncoming vehicles.
Our condolences go out to the loved ones of the victim of this accident. The report of his death was likely sudden and unexpected, which no family deserves to hear, especially on New Year’s Eve.
If you or a family member is injured by a driver who made an illegal or unsafe right-hand turn, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your case.