According to a recent news article, a man and a woman were killed after their car crashed into a fire truck that was responding to a local emergency. Just after midnight on Wednesday, September 5, at South Avalon Boulevard and East Compton Boulevard, two people in a PT Cruiser crashed into the fire truck. Surveillance footage shows the moment of the collision as the PT Cruiser impacted the fire truck. Initially, witnesses believed that street racing was the cause of the crash, but family members of the deceased stated that they were being chased at the time of the crash. Officials have stated that speed was a factor in the crash. Four firefighters were inside the truck at the time of the collision and were taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. The fire truck was on the way to a traffic collision at the time of the crash.
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.
What Are the Car Insurance Requirements 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.