Accident trends in Baltimore—and Maryland in general—seem to indicate that our roadways are becoming safer. This news comes from annual statistics released by the Maryland Department of Transport.
In 2003, there were an alarming 100,000 vehicle crashes on the state’s roads, 58,000 of which resulted in serious injuries. Fatality numbers reached 650. Fortunately, accidents seem to have declined, albeit slightly.
If you have been involved in an accident and sustained injuries as a result, then a personal injury lawyer from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered is ready to take on your case. We will fight for your rights and help you pursue compensation regardless of where in Maryland the accident took place. Call us today at 301-495-3131 to find out how we can help your case.
Two Die, Multiple Injuries in Three Separate Accidents on Same Night
The Baltimore Sun reports on what was a dramatic Friday evening on Baltimore roads, when two people died and many others were left injured in three separate vehicle accidents. All three accidents took place on Route 152, and two took place in the same location. According to the report, the second accident took place while a driver was turning around at the scene of the first accident.
Early on Friday evening, a station wagon was involved in an accident with a tow truck when the station wagon slowed to make a left turn. The tow truck clipped the rear of the station wagon and then veered into oncoming traffic. It was hit head-on by another vehicle, the driver of which was declared dead on the scene.
The driver of the station wagon was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and charges are pending against the driver of the tow truck.
It was while police were investigating this incident that the second accident occurred. A man who was attempting to avoid the road closure made a U turn in front of a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and later died from his injuries.
Earlier in the evening, emergency services responded to another accident involving a motorcyclist, which resulted in serious injuries.
Four in Hospital After Serious Accident
CBS Baltimore reports that four people have been hospitalized after a serious single-car accident on the southbound Interstate 95.
According to police, a Toyota Corolla was driving in the left lane when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It crossed all lanes of I-95 and drove off the right shoulder and into the woods. The car struck several trees and stopped deep in the woods. Four passengers were trapped inside the vehicle.
Of the passengers, only one had life-threatening injuries. The other three passengers were all treated for serious injuries at nearby hospitals.
At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we believe that an experienced accident attorney can make all the difference following a traumatic crash. Call us today at 301-495-3131 to set up a consultation to discuss the incidents surrounding your specific situation.