Multi-Vehicle Maryland Dump Truck Crash Leaves Three Hospitalized

According to a recent news article, three people were injured and a road in Germantown, Maryland was closed after a three-vehicle crash on Friday, March 1, 2024. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, one of the vehicles involved was a dump truck. Officials stated that the crash occurred on Frederick Road and Snowden Farm Parkway around 4 pm, shutting down the roads until approximately 8:30 pm. One of the vehicles crashed into a tree and a person had to be extricated, officials said. Three people, including a teen and an adult, were transported to a hospital. The northbound lanes of Frederick Road from Clarksburg Road to Snowden Farm Parkway were closed as officials responded to the incident. According to officials, a utility pole on the road was damaged during the incident.

How Important Is Seatbelt Use?

The danger of not wearing your seatbelt is compounded when a truck or other large vehicle is involved in the crash. That goes for people in the truck as well as others on the road. Large commercial vehicles like trucks are on the road to transport heavy items over long distances. That means that trucks can become difficult to maneuver under the best of circumstances. This danger is compounded in emergency situations, preventing truck drivers from turning or stopping suddenly due to the weight of their vehicle and cargo. Even without heavy cargo or large trailers, trucks are heavy, making accidents involving them inherently more dangerous than collisions between two smaller vehicles. Additionally, truck drivers are under extreme pressure to spend long hours on the road, as they often need to meet delivery or cargo 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.

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 Automobile Accident?

If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident in the Prince George’s, Baltimore, Charles, or Montgomery County region, let the experienced attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries from a heavy vehicle accident can quickly become overwhelming, and having an experienced team of injury lawyers by your side can make all the difference. Our attorneys have successfully represented injury victims at every stage of the legal 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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