A single vehicle accident killed a young woman and doctors say her 16-year-old passenger is in stable condition. In a report at gazette.net, speed and driver error caused the fatal auto accident late last month on a road between Keymar and Woodsboro.
The victim’s 1998 Honda Civic was traveling on Good Intent Road at around 11 a.m., according to Maryland State Police. The Honda suddenly traveled down an embankment and collided with some trees. The impact ejected both the deceased and her passenger from the car. Emergency responders transported both to a nearby hospital, where the driver succumbed to her injuries.
Police say there were no witnesses to the accident and an investigation is ongoing. Investigators did determine that vehicle speed and driver error were factors in the car crash.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 61 percent of all fatal car accidents in 2009 were single vehicle crashes like the one here. Knowing what to do after a car accident can save lives in the end.