A two-vehicle crash and fire on Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County early Monday morning claimed the lives of three victims and injured another. According to officials, a collision involving two vehicles occurred around 4:00 am near the intersection of Suitland Road. Following the collision, one of the vehicles involved caught fire. All three victims who died in the crash were in that vehicle.
In addition to the three reported fatalities, authorities have also confirmed that the driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured in the collision. The driver was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. As a result of the crash, traffic was shut down from Pennsylvania Avenue to Suitland Road, creating considerable delays for commuters heading toward DC from Prince George’s County. Traffic was reopened shortly before 9:00 am following an initial investigation and clean up.
Local authorities are continuing to look into the circumstances surrounding the crash, and have not yet released details about what could have possibly caused the fatal incident. While investigations are ongoing, victims affected by this crash, including those who lost loved ones, will be forced to deal with a tremendous tragedy. Finding answers to how this crash occurred, whether it could have been prevented, and who can be held accountable are essential to helping all involved victims and families secure the justice they deserve.
In addition to searching for answers and justice, victims can work with our legal team at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. to better understand their legal rights and whether they may have grounds to seek a recovery of their damages. By pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case, victims and families can work toward holding the at-fault party accountable for their negligence and liable for the damages they suffered. Given the need for extensive investigations and diligent legal work, these cases demand experienced, resourceful, and compassionate attorneys who care about making the difference for clients.
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