Police and emergency rescue workers are called to the scene of many traffic accidents every month here in Maryland and across the country. Passenger car accidents and other light vehicle crashes are bad enough to cause serious injury and sometimes death, but wrecks involving large commercial vehicles only up the ante, and not in the favor of the occupants of these smaller cars and minivans.
Individuals and entire families can be killed or injured during a severe trucking accident on Maryland highways and the streets of cities like Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Each of these commercial vehicle-related traffic accidents may be just another one in a line of traffic safety statistics, but as a Maryland injury accident attorney I know that real people — mothers fathers and children — are represented in each of those grim statistics.
Recently, one more in a string of big-rig crashes has sent multiple individuals to the hospital if only for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to news reports, an accident in Annapolis involving the tractor portion of an 18-wheeler resulted in three wrecked cars and five persons sent to local medical facilities. Included in that total were three children .
Based on reports, the crash occurred at Forest Drive and Spa Road just before 4pm. According to police reports, a semi belonging top Penn’s Best allegedly rear-ended one of the three smaller passenger vehicles while it waited for a traffic signal at the city intersection. The resulting collision caused a chain-reaction collision with two other cars.
Emergency crews arriving on the scene treated the victims, who were subsequently transported to the hospital. According to the news report, two adults were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, while three children who were hurt were taken to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. Those kids ranged in age from 17 months to 3 years old; one of the children was flown to the hospital. Fortunately, all involved received non-life-threatening injuries.
5 Injured When Truck Rear-ends Car, HometownAannapolis.com, September 2, 2010