The state of Maryland has a five-year average of 580 fatal car crashes per year, according to Maryland Vehicle Administration statistics. Injury crash statistics are equally alarming. The five-year average shows more than 36,000 accident injuries occurring across the state each year.
A significant portion of these happen in the city of Baltimore, and the impact of these accidents is far reaching. If you are struggling with car accident injuries and you are looking for a Baltimore accident attorney, give us a call. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered we are experts in personal-injury law including car and truck accidents. Call us today at 443-912-0002 to speak with a lawyer.
Armored Truck and Dump Truck Collide
CBS reports that a crash between a dump truck and an armored truck sent cash flying across a Maryland highway. The accident, which took place on Interstate 270 North, caused major delays. It occurred at 8 a.m. and caused the armored truck from GardaWorld Security Company to lose a significant amount of money on the highway.
Local police say drivers stopped on the freeway to pick up some of the money for themselves. They subsequently released a statement requesting people to return the money to any barrack of the Maryland State Police. A woman allegedly returned $1,160 that she picked up at the scene.
The road was closed for a short time as officials searched for the money. The police dog unit assisted in a search of the area, and they recovered $200.
There were no serious injuries reported.
Distracted Truck Driver Causes Train Crash
WBAL TV reports that officials have determined the cause of a serious truck and train crash last year. An investigation into the accident revealed that the driver of the truck was distracted at the time.
The driver of the truck caused the derailment of 15 cars on a 45-car train carrying hazardous material. The crash ignited a fire and caused an explosion that injured five people including the driver. Officials estimate the accident caused millions of dollars in property damage.
Police charged the driver with several traffic violations after the crash. An investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board determined that the driver received a call a few seconds before the crash, and he did not hear the train’s horn.
The board found the truck driver at fault, and the trucking company is also responsible as it did not comply with federal motor carrier regulations. The report also blamed overgrown vegetation and a curve in the roadway for blocking the driver’s view approaching the railway tracks.
If you are looking for a Baltimore car accident attorney or personal injury lawyer, give DuBoff & Associates, Chartered a call. We specialize in personal-injury law, and regardless of the type of accident, we can help. We understand the ways to prove fault and negligence in a vehicle accident, and our team of experts will work with you to protect your rights as a victim of an accident. We are available 24/7 at 443-912-0002.