Horrible Crash in Montgomery County MD-Cell Phone Or Text Messaging?
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Jul 23, 2009 in Car Accidents
On Tuesday July 21, 2009 there was a horrible car crash in Damascus, Maryland near the Frederick County line on Kemptown Road. The Marylan auto accident occurred in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Police recently identified the victims and the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash.
The crash occurred when a Ford F450 XL landscaping truck driven by Ms. Maria Valencia of Monrovia left the road and illegally came back onto the roadway in the Westbound lane. The vehicle crashed into a vehicle driven by Mr. Paul Reid of Monrovia. Mr. Paul Steven Reid was driving a Chevy Astro Van and lived in Monrovia as well.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Reid. This accident should not have occurred. The police are still investigating this crash and are looking for witnesses.
Why would the vehicle driven by Ms. Valencia have gone off the road and swerved back onto it?
You can be certain that she was most likely texting or on a cell phone and that this was the cause of this terrible crash and the tragic death and injuries that resulted. Although the Maryland State Police are doing accident reconstruction, we always recommend that the family of anyone killed in a car crash hire a private accident reconstructionist or investigator to make sure that proper fact investigation is done. It is also important that preservation of evidence letters go out to the cell phone carriers so that records of the cell phone use (and text usage) are preserved.
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