Fatal auto crashes are always tragic, especially when two members of the same family lose their lives. That is what happened earlier this month just east of Martin Luther King Highway in Prince George’s County. As reported at myfoxdc.com, a three-car crash killed two young brothers and injured four others.
Around 9:30 p.m., a woman was driving her vehicle on U.S. Route 50, and she had her 11-year-old and 2-year-old sons in the back seat. The woman rear-ended another vehicle and got out of the car to exchange information with the other driver. While exchanging information, a third car struck the parked car with the two boys in the back seat. The woman’s car instantly burst into flames after the third vehicle struck it.
The fire engulfed the vehicle before anyone could rescue the two boys. Emergency responders pronounced the boys dead at the scene. Rescue workers transported four other people to area hospitals as well. State troopers and the Maryland State Police Department are investigating the fatal car crash. Authorities have not yet filed charges in connection with the car accident.
While exchanging information with the other driver is important in the aftermath of a car crash, you should make sure you are clear of traffic before doing so. In addition to exchanging information with the other driver, do you know what to do after a car accident?