Motorcycle Accident Injury Statistics

October 19, 2010 by  
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A recent study has found a strange disparity in statistics regarding fatalities in motorcycle accidents, reinforcing the importance of safe riding. Read more

National Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown August 21 to September 7

August 18, 2009 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be conducting a national Labor Day drunk driving enforcement crackdown from August 21 to September 7, in an attempt to curtail an expected increase in fatal drunk driving accidents that traditionally occurs during the Labor Day weekend. Read more

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Accident Lawsuit Filed by Family of Trucker Killed in Fatal Crash Last Summer

June 22, 2009 by  
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bay-bridge-225x190A Maryland wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of John R. Short, Sr., a truck driver who was killed in an accident that occurred when an on-coming vehicle entered his lane on the Bay Bridge last August, causing his truck to plummet into the Chesapeake Bay.

The complaint was filed against Candy Lynn Baldwin, the 19-year old woman who was driving the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro that caused the accident. However, the Baltimore Sun also reports that the family has placed the Maryland Transportation Authority on notice of their intention to file a claim under the Maryland Tort Claims Act for the failure of the bridge to prevent the truck from falling off of the bridge, as an investigation found that the metal bars holding the concrete barriers had eroded prior to the crash.

The Maryland truck accident lawsuit was filed in Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court. According to the Sun:

The suit states that Short swerved to avoid a head-on collision but was sideswiped by the Camaro and slid across the bridge and through the concrete barrier. The tractor trailer fell about 30 feet into the Chesapeake Bay, and Short drowned in the cab of his vehicle.

Short’s truck was the first vehicle to crash through one of the safety barriers in the 56-year history of the bridge.

Higher gas prices may result in fewer Maryland accident fatalities

August 2, 2008 by  
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While high gas prices are not considered good news for anyone, new research suggests that they result in safer roads and fewer fatal auto accidents. Although recent news indicates that we may see a drop in gas prices in Maryland between now and Labor day, researchers estimated that if gas prices stay above $4 per gallon, the total number of accident fatalities in the United States could fall by over 12,000 next year. Read more