Due to the necessity of keeping one’s eyes on the road while operating a motor vehicle, many drivers may never see a rear-end collision coming until it happens. For reasons that are still under investigation, the driver of an SUV recently struck another vehicle, a sedan, from behind in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The site of the accident was in the area of Route 32 on Route 295.

The force of the collision caused the sedan to overturn, trapping two occupants inside. Rescue efforts involved removing the two occupants of the sedan from their vehicle. The passenger, a 25-year-old male, went to the hospital in critical condition, while the driver, a 19-year-old female, died at the scene.

The accident occurred on a recent Monday morning in the early hours. While it is unclear what caused the driver of the SUV to allegedly strike the other vehicle, it is known that, like the passenger of the sedan, the SUV driver sustained critical injuries requiring hospitalization at the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. Reports describe the SUV driver’s injuries as life-threatening, while the sedan passenger’s injuries were possibly life-threatening.

The current condition of the injured parties is unknown. Per the most recent report, authorities have deferred releasing identifying information about the two drivers and the sedan passenger pending notification of victims’ families. No information is available as to the relationship between the two occupants of the sedan.

The family members of people killed in car accidents, as well as injured parties, may wish to discuss any available legal options with an attorney.