Maryland Injury Accident News: Local HS Coach Seriously Hurt in Head-on Crash with Dump Truck

Statewide, communities gain so much from those dedicated and involved individuals that contribute much of their time and energy to the growth and development of our young people. Unfortunately, when we lose one of these leaders the entire community grieves. When someone who has played a part in so many lives is injured, our hearts go out to them, their family and their community.

As personal injury attorneys, I and my colleagues can appreciate the sincere sadness that a car or trucking-related accident can bring to a family whose loved one is seriously injured in a car crash for no apparent reason. While a traffic accident can tragically ruin the life of a single individual, families must go on and try their lives as best they can. Communities, too, must also bear with the incident, trying to deal with the emotional scars and hoping to see that individual back on a path to better health.

A while back, a track coach from Francis Scott Key High School was injured in an unfortunate trucking-related crash. According to news reports, the vehicle that Timothy Walsh was driving was hit almost head-on by a dump truck during the early morning rush hour in Carroll County.

Based on police reports, the accident occurred on a Wednesday as Walsh, 29, was driving his Nissan Altima westbound along a stretch of Uniontown Rd. The crash happened near the intersection Royer Rd, according to Maryland State Police. Three commercial dump trucks owned by D.D. Freed in Mount Airy, MD, were apparently traveling together when the wreck occurred.

Based on reports, the driver of the third dump truck, 49-year-old James Howard of Sykesville, allegedly turned in front of Walsh’s sedan causing a near head-on collision. Emergency responders arriving on the scene administered medical attention to the victim and then transported him by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. At the time of the new report, Walsh was listed in serious condition later that afternoon.

Carroll County Track Coach in Serious Condition Following Car Crash,, April 21, 2011

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