A female resident of Eldersburg, Md. died late at night Tuesday, March 6 in a three-car auto accident in Carroll County after failing to stop for a traffic light.
Suzanne Mary Mercier, aged 64, was headed westbound on Liberty Road near the intersection of Sykesville Road just before 10:30 pm. As her black Ford Escape approached the stoplight, she continued through the intersection without stopping at the light that was just turning red.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident say the light had just turned green for traffic headed north and south on Sykesville Road, and those vehicles were beginning to enter the intersection.
A black Honda Pilot and a blue Toyota Highlander got the green light and started northbound through the intersection, driving side by side. Both vehicles collided with Mercier’s vehicle, hitting the car on her driver’s side.
Mercier was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Maryland State Police from the Westminster Barrack who responded to the accident.
The driver of the Honda Pilot was 27-year-old Danielle Elizabeth Blair, who was rushed by air to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She is currently listed in stable condition.
The driver of the Highlander was 62-year-old Ava Brown Roberts. She was not injured in the Carroll County auto accident.
The Maryland personal injury lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin would like to express our condolences to the family of Suzanne Mercier for their loss.