Apr 10, 2019

Fatal Bus Crash with Tractor-Trailer in Clinton

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A fatal bus crash occurred this morning on southbound Branch Avenue at Surratts Road in Clinton, Maryland. According to Price George’s County police, there were multiple vehicles involved in the collision, including a tractor-trailer. At this time, it is reported that one woman has died, and eight people have sustained injuries. The bus was on its way to Charles H. Flowers High School when it collided with the commercial truck. A car was trapped between [...]

Mar 21, 2019

Drowsy Driving Can Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving

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In March 2018, the driver of a Family Dollar store tractor-trailer fell asleep and crashed his rig into a tanker truck, resulting in a serious fire that almost took the driver’s life. The big-rig driver barely escaped, but suffered some injuries. The tanker truck driver was not injured. However, not all incidents involving drowsy driving end with this fortunate of an outcome. Each year in the United States, 6000 car accidents resulting in fatalities are [...]

Mar 15, 2019

Complicated Liability Issues Involving Construction Zones and Car Accidents

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A crash in Aberdeen, Maryland in mid-October 2017 resulted in an extensive disruption of traffic. The crash, which occurred in a construction zone area at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road, downed a light pole and disabled the operation of traffic lights. The incident forced drivers to avoid the intersection for several hours and follow an alternate traffic pattern. All too often, the environment around construction zones is prone to vehicular accidents. [...]

Feb 7, 2019

Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

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When you are hurt by another person’s negligence, you should be able to make a claim for damages. Maryland’s contributory negligence laws, however, could prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries. Plaintiff David Wilson understands just how unfair these laws are. He and a co-worker named Eugene Pharr were walking to work at Patuxent Naval Air Station in St. Mary’s County. The road he traveled had no sidewalk, so Mr. Wilson and Mr. Pharr [...]

Jan 8, 2019

5 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents are one of the major causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. This almost mirrors the number of fatalities in 2016, and is 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015. As well, in 2017, nearly 4.6 million people were seriously injured enough to necessitate medical attention. Some of the most common injuries people sustain [...]

Oct 23, 2018

AAA’s Surprising Statistics on Drowsy Driving

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A recent study by AAA looking at the problem of drowsy driving has garnered some surprising results. The study and its results reveal that crashes occurring as a result of fatigue/sleepy drivers are eight times more prevalent than previous estimates produced by federal agencies have indicated. The large disparity between the results of the new AAA study and prior analysis of government officials can be explained by a different approach taken by AAA. The sobering [...]

Oct 15, 2018

A Few of the Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland

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Maryland ranks 43rd in the nation for deadliest roads, according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. The report examined motor vehicle crash death rates for 2016 in every state across the nation to determine the most dangerous roads. The State of Maryland ranked near the bottom of the rankings in a position between Hawaii and Connecticut. Though we seem to rank low on the list, that does not mean our roads [...]

Oct 12, 2018

Boating and Alcohol Consumption – A Deadly Mix

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According to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, nationwide boating fatalities reached 658, a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2016. As well, alcohol was the top contributing factor for boating accidents that resulted in loss of life, accounting for 19 percent of boating fatalities. Regarding boating activities and the simultaneous consumption of alcohol, the National Safe Boating Council warns: The effects of alcohol are increased during boating activities. These effects [...]

Oct 8, 2018

Domino’s “Paving for Pizza” Campaign Is Working

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(Photo Credit: City Lab) Leading pizza company Domino's Pizza revealed a unique campaign: they’re fixing potholes for cities around the US. The initiative, called "Paving for Pizza," is calling for customers to nominate their cities to qualify for the road repairs. Domino’s USA president Russell Weiner put it this way: "Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed? We know that feeling is heightened when you're bringing home a carryout order from [...]

Aug 29, 2018

Types of Distracted Driving and the Sobering Statistics

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With the pervasive use of miniature technological devices, such as smart phones, video recorders, tablets, and GPS units, distracted driving has risen as one of the leading causes of car crashes. This has initiated actions in many states in the form of legislation to tamp down on the practice of distracted driving. In the state of Maryland, it is illegal to operate any handheld mobile device while operating a motor vehicle. This includes: Searching the [...]

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