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Carroll County math teacher killed in car-bus collision

Fatal car accidents often require an extensive investigation to determine exactly what happened. A reconstruction of the crash can reveal whether efforts were made by drivers to avoid a collision. If one of the drivers appears to have made no such effort, then he or she could be found liable for negligence. Such an accident reconstruction was initiated after a recent crash in Carroll County.

The car-bus collision occurred on Feb. 11 and claimed the life of a math teacher who worked at Manchester Valley High School. According to reports, the 24-year-old teacher lost control of his car when he was making a turn. His vehicle appears to have slid and spun sideways before colliding with an oncoming school bus. The car then caught fire, and the teacher died at the scene.

Investigators believe the man lost control of his vehicle because of icy road conditions. The road on which the accident occurred was closed temporarily to enable a reconstruction team to conduct an investigation. Police are looking for witnesses who can provide more information about the accident.

Family members of people who are innocently killed in auto accidents may have grounds to pursue civil action against the responsible parties. A close look at accident conditions can reveal factors that may not be initially apparent. In this case, the deceased man's family, friends and students are undoubtedly looking for answers.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Manchester Valley teacher killed in car accident," Jim Joyner, Feb. 11, 2013

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