A Silver Spring man was recently arrested for carjacking an ambulance that resulted in a fatal crash that injured several people and killed one. 34 year old Sebastian Isaksen of Beechbank Drive was arrested by Prince George’s County police and charged with carjacking, assault, and other charges related to the short crime spree. According to Baltimore accident attorneys, he could also face charges in the fatal collision as well.

The carjack
The police were called to Greenbelt Road on reports of an armed carjacking. According to the police, the suspect assaulted the crew of a Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad ambulance when they stopped to offer assistance to Isaksen involving another accident on the Capital Beltway. The accused reportedly jumped into the ambulance and drove away down the Beltway in Greenbelt.
He struck three vehicles on the Beltway and then hit nine other cars before turning turtle in the parking lot of Joes Crab Shack restaurant. 77-year-old Alvin Hargrave, of Greenbelt, who was driving a Mercedes succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash while a 36-year-old pregnant woman who was a passenger suffered injuries but remain in a stable condition at a hospital.
Carjacking driver arrested
According to police reports, Isaksen was also seriously injured in the crash. He had no previous criminal record listed in the Maryland court system. After striking cars on Greenbelt Road, the ambulance sped uncontrollably down an embankment. Iskasen lost control while the ambulance rolled onto its side and struck 7 unoccupied vehicles in the restaurant parking lot.
The accused was arrested immediately and transported to a local hospital. The injured were also rushed to hospital while some were treated at the scene of the crash. Replacements for the ambulance that seems to be in a very bad condition following the accident is likely to cost around $250,000.
Pregnant passenger recovering from injuries
Cheryl Linkins, 36, who was a passenger in Hargrave’s Mercedes, suffered a broken pelvis, a broken left hip and other fractures around the neck and hip. Speaking from her hospital bed, Linkins said her life had changed so much ever since the accident. The last thing she remembered was her head almost against the back seat after the impact of the collision. According to doctors, it could take linking up to four months to be able to walk again. The victim, Alvin Hargrave, had served as a teacher in Montgomery County for several decades.
Maryland personal injury claim process
Several lawsuits are likely to be to be filed against Isaksen. According to Baltimore accident attorneys, there are two major steps that need to be taken before a lawsuit begins. The first is to file a complaint and how the defendant violated the plaintiff’s rights.
It must also include how the plaintiff was harmed and the sort of compensation being sort. In accident cases, a complaint includes a description of the crash, the injuries incurred by the plaintiff and the compensation he or she seeks. A copy of the complaint as well as the summons issued by the court must be hand-delivered to the defendant or a person who resides with the defendant.

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