A multiple-vehicle accident in Prince George’s County sent 11 people to the hospital on October 6. Charges are still pending, but police believe drag racing may have caused the six-car pileup along Route 301.
The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. The 23-year-old driver of a Mercury Marauder was traveling northbound on Crain Highway (Route 301) in Brandywine when he lost control of his vehicle near Clymer Drive and crossed the center median. The vehicle crashed head-on into a southbound truck, which created a chain reaction.
The driver of the Mercury and his 17-year-old passenger were airlifted to a local hospital. At least nine other people from vehicles in the southbound lanes were transported by ambulance to area hospitals, as well. Several of the victims were children. According to Mark Brady of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, one victim had life-threatening injuries and two more were in the trauma center.
In all, the crash involved six vehicles, one of which caught on fire. Three fire engines, one rescue engine, five ambulances, three medic units, and one helicopter responded to the scene of the accident to assist the victims. Police closed off the road until about 8 p.m. to conduct an investigation into the crash.
No names of the victims have been released yet, citing the investigation. Charges are still pending, but preliminary investigations show that the Mercury was traveling at a high rate of speed and may have been drag racing when he lost control.
The Maryland car crash lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin wish a speedy recovery to the victims involved in this accident in Prince George’s County.