California, MD (July 4, 2023) – Two people were transported to area hospitals with injuries following a crash that occurred in California on Monday, July 3.

At around 3:42 p.m., the St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a gray sedan was involved in a collision on St Andrews Church Road. The impact of the crash sent the vehicle off the roadway near Fairgrounds Road.

Authorities arrived at the scene and located the vehicle with two people trapped inside. Firefighters extricated the trapped victims. The driver and passenger were both flown to Capital Region Hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. After arriving at the hospital, the passenger passed away from their injuries. The victim was identified as 96-year-old Francis Rowan. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as 74-year-old Susan Blizzard.

At this time, the police department is investigating the crash.

We hope Susan Blizzard is able to recover quickly following this accident.

Our condolences go out to the family of Francis Rowan.

Car Accidents in Maryland

California, MD – Francis Rowan Loses Life in Car Crash on St Andrew’s Church Rd near Fairgrounds RdEvery year, a significant number of individuals in Maryland suffer injuries as a result of automobile accidents. Many of these accidents occur due to the negligence of others. Some of the primary contributing factors to auto accidents in our state include:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving under the influence
  • Engaging in distracted driving
  • Failing to yield the right of way

Unfortunately, there are hundreds of instances when victims pass away as a result of the injuries they suffered.  When families lose loved ones as a result of car accidents caused by the negligence of others, they often have legal recourse available to help them move forward. Bereaved families can seek compensation to alleviate some of the financial burdens they face as a result of the accidents. The most common types of damages that victims can recover include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

To ensure that your family is able to receive the justice they deserve, it is crucial for them to collaborate with an experienced car accident attorney in California. By working with seasoned legal advocates, families put themselves in the best possible position to pursue their legal rights and seek the compensation they are entitled to.

Our knowledgeable California wrongful death lawyers at Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A. are available to help you explore your legal options and get the representation you deserve. Our knowledgeable legal advocates are committed to helping families who have lost loved ones in accidents get justice and hold the negligent parties accountable. We want our clients to feel fully informed throughout their legal journey, so do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your case. Call our Maryland personal injury law firm today at 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576 for more information on how we can help with your wrongful death case.

Note: This article was written utilizing a variety of outside resources, such as news reports and eyewitness testimony. Our writing team has not independently verified any of the information regarding this accident. If you locate any information about this accident that is not correct, please contact Meyers, Rodbell, & Rosenbaum. PA right away so that we can correct the inaccuracies and update the post with the correct information. 

Disclaimer:  This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is meant to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident of this accident. 

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