Posted on Jun 13, 2012

A woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed and caught fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Her passenger also was critically injured in the Montgomery County crash.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 2002 Honda Civic was headed eastbound along Dickerson Road (Route 28) around 1:00 a.m. when the accident occurred. 

As the car approached the intersection of Mount Ephraim Road in the 22200 block of Dickerson Road, the driver unexpectedly veered off the road and slammed into a railroad bridge overpass made of stone.

The single-vehicle crash caused the car to catch fire. Witnesses who saw the accident rushed to help the victims.

They were able to rescue the passenger, 23-year-old Oscar Armando Chavez Martinez of Germantown. Martinez was flown by helicopter to the Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he remains in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, the car was engulfed in flames before rescuers were able to reach the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. At press time, the woman’s name had not been released until her family could be notified of the crash.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. It is not yet known whether speed or alcohol were possible contributors to the Dickerson accident.

The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our heartfelt sympathies to the families whose loved ones were involved in this terrible accident. If you or a loved one was the victim of an auto accident not caused by you, please feel free to contact us to see how we can help in your time of need by calling 1-800-875-9700.

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