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Fatal, 2-vehicle crash in Howard County

A car accident in nearby Howard County left one person dead and another person critically injured. The car accident happened late last month around 2 p.m. on Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City. Two vehicles were involved in the accident, a 1991 Ford Taurus and a 1994 Ford Mustang.

According to police, the Mustang came to a stop in the single northbound lane on Folly Quarter Road. The Mustang was attempting to turn left when the Taurus appeared from behind. The Taurus crossed the center line of the single-lane road and tried to pass the Mustang on the left hand side. That's when the turning Mustang and the Taurus collided. The Taurus also hit a pole along the side of the road.

The driver of the Taurus was killed and the front-seat passenger of that car was critically injured. The driver of the Mustang was not injured. The other passenger in the Mustang was also not injured.

The accident did close a portion of the road for a short time.

This is a tragic accident, as can be the case with many car accidents. Cars are inherently dangerous, and even minor accidents may result in serious injuries.

Injuries from car accidents can leave victims disabled or unable to work. But there are ways to minimize the impact on the victim's life. If an accident occurred as the result of another driver's negligence, it may be possible for the victim to receive financial compensation for the injuries sustained.

In a story like this, where the potentially negligent driver is killed, victims may still be able to recover damages from the deceased person's estate. A personal injury claim against the negligent party is one option, and such a claim may be able to help a victim recover damages to pay for any medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost income.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Driver killed, passenger critically injured in Howard County crash," Kevin Rector, May 31, 2012

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