Two-Vehicle Crash Kills Maryland Woman

By Peter DePaolis

A 29-year-old Silver Spring woman lost her life in an auto accident late last month at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Tech Road, according to The woman was a passenger inside a Hyundai Elantra at the time of the crash. The fatal car wreck occurred when the Hyundai Elantra collided with a BMW around 4:35 a.m.

According to police, the BMW had a flashing red light as the driver approached the intersection. The Elantra had a flashing yellow light as it approached the same intersection. However, investigators do now know at this time whether the 49-year-old BMW driver ran the red light. Police pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Emergency personnel took the drivers of the BMW and Hyundai to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fatal crash. At this point, they do not know if alcohol or impairment played a role in the accident. The Montgomery County Collision Reconstruction Unit is helping with the investigation of the car accident.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.