Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

This time of year seems to pass quickly, and with Halloween over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is easy to see that the winter holidays will arrive in the blink of an eye. While some families hold steadfast in tradition, others may look forward to trying something new this year. With such to look forward to, it’s easy to forget that a car accident can happen out of nowhere, as several unfortunate Maryland families have learned. 

On a day when driving conditions and traffic were seemingly normal, the driver of a small passenger car slowed down to make a left turn. Suddenly, the car was struck from behind when the driver of a dump truck failed to stop in time. The huge truck smashed into the back if the car and sent it careening into oncoming traffic. The passenger car was pushed into the path of two motorcycles headed the opposite way. 

Although police and rescue workers rushed to the scene, both motorcycle drivers and one person in the car were killed. The other person in the car was flown to a shock trauma unit, and at this time, the victim’s condition is unknown. The driver of the dump truck was taken by ambulance to get checked out at a local hospital. The road was closed in both directions for several hours, and authorities are carefully investigating the accident. 

The crisp autumn air has finally blown into Maryland, and people are out and about. There is lots to see and do in the fall, and many people are busy preparing for company, decorating for upcoming holidays or getting some snacks together for the big game. Many people rely on public transportation, such as a bus, to get to and from each destination. While certainly a convenient way to travel, a person has no guarantee of avoiding serious injury

Recently, a Maryland Transit Authority bus was stopping to let passengers get off at a regular stop near Baltimore. Suddenly, witnesses say, a pickup truck crashed right into the side of the stopped bus. Some people recall being thrown from their seat, and all of the passengers worried when the bus began to fill with smoke. 

When first responders arrived on the scene, they determined that at least eight people — including the bus driver — were in need of medical attention. At least one person had a serious injury that was classified as life-threatening. The condition of the victims is still unknown. Police are investigating the crash, and there is no word yet if charges will be filed against the driver of the pickup. 

Several police departments  from Maryland and surrounding states have kicked off a new campaign to urge drivers to always wear seat belts. In addition to being required by law, wearing a seat belt can save lives. A recent car accident involving several vehicles serves as a grim reminder to all motorists of the need . 

The car accident was caused when a woman driving pickup truck was making a turn. A large box truck did not stop in time and slammed into the back of her vehicle. This caused the pickup to slam into a vehicle heading the opposite direction. Both vehicles spun, and were hit by a third oncoming vehicle. 

Rescue workers rushed to the scene, and found that some of the vehicles involved in a crumpled mess. The road was closed while investigators tried to piece together what actually happened, and the victims were rushed to hospitals for treatment. The woman driving the pickup is in critical condition, and police note that she was not wearing a seat belt at the time. The man driving the box truck was not injured at all. The investigation continues, and most of the victims are expected to recover.  

Autumn has officially arrived, and Maryland residents are ready. Autumn offers a variety of events for residents and visitors alike, and people are ready for hayrides, street fairs and hunting seasons to begin. Venturing out into the community might entail driving, and surely, most drivers do their best to follow the laws and drive safely to avoid a car accident

What happens when a car accident occurs out of thin air? Recently, a Maryland road became the scene of an unusual accident, leaving witnesses baffled and victims injured. It seems that a small plane crashed right into a car near Bowie, Maryland. Apparently, there is a small airfield nearby, and the pilot misjudged the landing. 

The plane hit a passenger car with two people inside. The driver and passenger suffered injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The crash comes amid talks that the small local airport should be closed, perhaps due partly to safety concerns. 

As the last few days of summer shine on Maryland, residents and visitors are eagerly awaiting the first signs of autumn. Driving through The Old Line State can be a picturesque experience, as motorists pass fall foliage, rivers, wildlife and other natural gems. Unfortunately, not every trip down a Maryland road is an enjoyable experience, and if a car accident occurs, the trip may become a living nightmare. 

Recently, an SUV driven by a 29-year-old Maryland woman was traveling eastbound when she passed another vehicle, but lost control shortly thereafter. Her vehicle, which carried three passengers, including an infant, spun out. The vehicle wound up in oncoming traffic, and the driver of a westbound pickup truck could not avoid a collision. The SUV began to flip, and a passenger was ejected. 

When help arrived, it was determined that three people, including the infant, had suffered serious injuries. A male passenger in the SUV died as a result of the crash. Authorities say that the SUV driver was at fault, and she may have been speeding and made errors while driving, directly causing the crash. 

Since the advent of smart phones, traffic accidents connected to distracted driving have been growing. Drivers, tempted by virtually unlimited connectivity, are increasingly splitting their attention between the road and their devices.

Distracted driving laws

Many states are cracking down on this problem by passing laws to discourage such behavior. Maryland has made it illegal to talk on the phone while driving, unless the driver uses a hands-free device. Drivers in violation of this rule can face a fine of between $40 and $100.

A dangerous collision can occur at any moment and may involve even the safest of drivers. In some cases, it may take little more than a moment of inattention for disaster to strike, and the resulting collision could have catastrophic consequences for everyone involved. A recent rear-end car accident involving two vehicles in Maryland has left several individuals with injuries and claimed the life of a 3-year-old child.

According to law enforcement agents, the incident took place just before noon on a recent Tuesday as a vehicle was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway. Upon slowing down to navigate the turn, the car was suddenly struck from behind by a truck. There were six people involved in the crash in total, each of whom was rushed to a medical facility for treatment of injuries suffered.

One of the individuals in the car was a 3-year-old child, who was unfortunately pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Law enforcement officials have initiated an investigation into the cause of the accident, but no further information was provided. Officers are also requesting that any witnesses step forward, as their testimony could prove essential to the investigation.

Leaving the scene of an accident, no matter how minor, is a serious offense. An elderly man is fighting for his life after being injured in a collision between a pickup truck and his horse and buggy. In Maryland, a charge for hit\-and\-run accident with serious bodily injury is considered a felony and holds severe consequences.

The two occupants of the buggy, a husband and wife, were hit at about 5:35 p.m. Witnesses said a dark-colored pickup truck struck them and sped off, leaving the occupants injured and their horse dead. The 86-year-old man was airlifted to an area hospital with severe injuries. There is no report on his wife’s condition.

A news team witnessed police arresting a man who had returned to the scene of the accident. Police determined that he was the driver involved in the collision. The 32-year-old man from Mechanicsville was taken into custody and charged with failure to stop his vehicle at an accident scene involving injury. He is also charged with failing to stop after an accident involving property damage, failure to remain at the scene and failure to render aid to an injured person. He was released on $10,000 bond.

Many factors can contribute to a fender bender. Driver negligence, speeding, distractions or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make the operation of a vehicle dangerous. Driving while under the influence can lead to a car accident that can cost the driver his or her life and possibly the lives of others. Intoxicated or otherwise incapacitated drivers are generally not aware of their surroundings and reflexes can become impaired. Recently, a Maryland woman has learned her fate after an incident in 2016 left one man dead.

The 29-year-old woman was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter. According to police reports, she was operating her vehicle while under the influence of a prescription drug when she drove her car on the wrong side of the road and struck a 78-year-old male. She was also going 55 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The male was taken to a local trauma center. He died approximately three weeks later as a result of his injuries. The woman was not injured in the accident but was later charged with drug manufacturing and distribution after police searched her residence.

No matter the reason, fleeing from police to avoid a Maryland traffic stop usually never ends peacefully. Motorists who happen to be on the same road at the time of the poor decision often become a witness or a liability, as the suspect places not only his or her life and future in danger, but also those around them. A family who has suffered the unthinkable will hopefully find some peace in the driver who caused the accident being found guilty of grossly negligent manslaughter.

A 32-year-old male has been convicted on multiple charges that result from a crash that occurred in Glen Burnie. The accident occurred in April of 2016 when the man was attempting to flee from the police who were following him. An officer had been attempting to stop the suspect when he sped off.

The driver made it about four miles before he crashed into an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a 66-year-old female, died as a result of the accident. The at-fault driver is scheduled to receive his sentence in January.

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