A tragic accident that happened early Wednesday morning on Interstate 95 left one individual dead, and a truck driver undoubtedly shaken up.
The accident occurred near the Intercounty Connector in Beltsville, when one car traveling northbound on I-95 crossed over into the southbound lanes and crashed into a tractor-trailer. As the images in the article show, the car was left almost completely decimated, and tragically the driver was killed. No other injuries were reported.
A second car was discovered nearby in the grassy median, but it is unknown whether that car was involved in the accident. Police reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators.
While the cause of the accident remains unknown, investigators believe that the driver of the car was most likely at fault.
Due to the early morning hour at which this accident occurred, reportedly around 3:30 a.m., one possible reason for the accident could have been a sleepy driver. Additional explanations might include distracted driving, impaired driving, or over-correction in response to an obstacle or other driver.
Trucking accidents are an unfortunate part of sharing the road with commercial vehicles. Every year thousands of innocent people are injured or killed following collisions with tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. The sheer size and weight of these tractor-trailers, flatbeds, dump trucks, box trucks and car carriers make the injuries associated with trucking accidents more severe than those associated with other types of crashes.
Even when truck drivers are not driving negligently and are observing all of the relevant traffic laws, accidents can happen. A common example of an accident caused by an otherwise safe truck driver might be when a load suddenly falls out of the back of a truck, or an overpass is too low for the truck to pass, leading to serious consequences for other drivers. If you were involved in an accident with a truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Consult with a trucking accident attorney to discuss your particular case, and learn what potential legal options you have available.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident that occurred in Maryland or Washington D.C. area, consult a law firm with attorneys experienced in handling tractor-trailer accident cases, and the unique circumstances they implicate. Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC is a full service personal injury law firm with an extensive history of success in handling truck and trucking accident cases. Our Maryland trucking accident attorneys are dedicated to representing victims of trucking accidents, and we will fight to recover the damages your deserve. Contact us today in order to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach us through our website, or by calling 1-800-654-1949.
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Truck Collision on MD 194 Ends Tragically, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published June 12, 2013
Freight Train in Maryland Hits Truck Causing Derailment and Explosion, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published May 31, 2013