Fatal Tow Truck Crash Kills One and Injures Two

Heavy vehicles on the road can do a lot of damage in a crash. The danger of not wearing your seatbelt is compounded when a truck or other large vehicle is involved. That goes for people in the large vehicle as well as others on the road. Bigger road vehicles like tow trucks and SUVs are larger than other vehicles and often transport more passengers or cargo. That means that large automobiles can become difficult to maneuver in emergency situations, preventing drivers from turning or stopping suddenly due to the weight of their vehicle and cargo.

What Are the Possible Causes of a Truck Accident?

Even without heavy cargo or large trailers, big vehicles are heavy, making accidents involving them inherently dangerous. Additionally, long-distance drivers are under extreme pressure to spend significant hours on the road, as they may have to meet delivery deadlines. This can lead to exhaustion and impaired judgment on the roads. Tired drivers are more likely to make mistakes when driving, increasing the likelihood of accidents. It is vital to wear your seatbelt while on the road and stay aware of large vehicles that could be merging onto your road. A recent news article discussed a serious heavy vehicle accident.

According to the news article, a crash between a tow truck and a passenger vehicle occurred on Tuesday, April 2, at 3:30 pm at the intersection of Van Born and Gulley roads. The Dearborn Heights crash involved a tow truck and a passenger vehicle and left two people hospitalized and one person dead. Officials say their preliminary investigation revealed that the tow truck was traveling westbound on Van Born Road near Gulley when it crashed with the passenger vehicle turning onto northbound Gulley from eastbound Van Born.

Police say the driver of the tow truck was a 31-year-old man from Detroit who was transported to a Metro Detroit hospital with undisclosed injuries. The passenger vehicle was occupied by a 24-year-old man from Ohio, the driver, and a 27-year-old woman, also from Ohio, riding as a passenger. Police say the 24-year-old suffered minor injuries, but the 27-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries at a Metro Detroit hospital. Officials say the accident is still under investigation.

Does Maryland Maintain Minimum Insurance Requirements?

Maryland maintains minimum insurance requirements for drivers in the state. Minimum insurance requirements are designed to ensure sufficient compensation is available to victims of car accidents should it be required. As a result, Maryland drivers are required to purchase at least $30,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person, $60,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per accident, and $15,000 in property damage liability coverage.

Have You Been Hurt in a Maryland Truck Accident?

If you or someone you love has been injured in an truck accident in the Prince George’s, Baltimore, Charles, or Montgomery County region, let the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries from a truck accident can quickly become overwhelming, and having an experienced team of lawyers by your side can make all the difference. Our attorneys have successfully represented injury victims at every stage of the process, ensuring that they obtain the proper damages. With our team, you can have faith that your claim is being pursued properly. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 800-654-1949 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Maryland injury lawyer at our office.

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