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 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 dangerous. Additionally, truck drivers are under extreme pressure to spend long hours on the road, as they need 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. A recent news article discussed a serious truck accident.
According to the news article, an out-of-control semi-truck slammed into multiple condominium garage units around 7 pm on Friday, June 2. The crash occurred near the intersection between US-89 and Bear Lake Boulevard. Highway Patrol Troopers reported that the semi-truck was northbound along US-89 when it reportedly lost its breaks. As a result, the truck was unable to turn at the intersection with Bear Lake Boulevard, crashing directly onto the properties and going through several garages. Officials also reported that a 100-gallon propane tank was hit, forcing evacuations of nearby homes and businesses.
Firefighters and paramedics reported to the scene and were able to extricate a female passenger and a female driver from the truck. The passenger was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in critical condition. The driver was transported by ambulance to a hospital in stable condition. Photos from the scene showed extensive damage to property caused by the crash. Fortunately, nobody else was injured during the crash, and law enforcement officials stated that impaired driving was not suspected.
What Is the Minimum Car Insurance Requirement in Maryland?
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 attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries from a motor vehicle 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.