According to this reporting by the Washington Post, Indian Head Highway has been called 'one of the most dangerous roadways in the Washington region" by AAA.'
At the tail end of December, twins Alexander and Rosalie Mejia, and their younger brother Isaac were killed on impact when a speeding truck slammed into their car from behind when they were on Indian Head Highway, on their way home from church. Officials have called Indian Head Highway "a death trap" and called for more safety measure to be installed, such as more red light cameras. There were a total of 5 deaths last year on Indian Head Highway, and a total of 67 between 2007 and 2018.
This is the type of situation that lawyers call "clear liability." The truck was speeding, and there is some speculation as to whether or not the driver was drinking. No matter what the 'other' circumstances, if the driver was going fast enough to tear the roof off the vehicle, then he was following too close and going too fast. He could probably be charged with manslaughter, depending on other details, and be sued for the damage he caused. And obviously no case can make up for the loss of life of a child.
What a terrible tragedy.
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