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Research Shows Drunk Drivers Cause Almost Half of All Fatal Baltimore Crashes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 By

Research from City Data indicates that there were a total of 23 fatal accidents in Baltimore during 2011. These accidents involved 40 individual vehicles and 25 fatalities. Drunk drivers caused 10 of these accidents—almost half of all fatal crashes—which is why law enforcement has begun cracking down on driving under the influence.

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and lost wages. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we have recovered more than $75 million for the injured, and we are ready to do the same for you. Call us today at 443-912-0002 to speak to a specialist Baltimore personal-injury attorney.

Teacher Dies in Car Accident

The Baltimore Sun reports that a Manchester Valley High School math teacher died in a car crash that with a school bus. Devin Spence, 24, died when his Ford Focus collided with the bus. The bus was transporting a driver and five students at the time, but no one else was injured.

Police say the accident happened on Sullivan Road near Route 27 just before 7 a.m. The Ford was travelling north when it crossed the centerline, spun out and struck the school bus. Police say the icy conditions were the main factor in the accident.

The Ford caught fire, and emergency crews responded from Westminster and Manchester, but Spence died at the scene. Counselors visited the school to help teachers and students come to terms with the accident.

Dramatic Crash Seriously Injures Driver

The Baltimore Sun reports that a dramatic car crash in Joppa has seriously injured a driver. It was a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the early afternoon.

Firefighters found the vehicle resting on its roof, trapping a male driver inside. The driver, Mark Stephen Vanazo of Shoreham Court, could not leave the vehicle, and emergency workers had to extract him using the Jaws of Life. Firefighters removed the roof and doors, and safely carried the injured driver to a waiting medevac helicopter.

An investigation into the accident reveals that the vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest on its roof. The exact cause of the crash is still unknown; however, no other vehicles or individuals were involved.

Seven fire and emergency units with 20 volunteers arrived to assist. Police closed the road following the accident to remove the wreckage and perform an investigation into its cause.

A car accident is a traumatic and potentially debilitating event that you should not struggle through alone. If you are a victim of a car accident, contact a Baltimore personal injury lawyer from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered today. We are commited to helping you recover costs associated with your crash, and we offer a 100 percent free personal injury consultation to evaluate the specific details pertaining to your case. Call us at 443-912-0002 to schedule an appointment.

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