Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
Nights & Weekends 410-332-0045
Call Us 443-529-0795
The People's Choice
Injured? Main Menu View Practice Areas

Tractor Trailer Accidents Spotlight Comparatively Heavy Dangers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 549 traffic fatalities in Maryland in 2009, the last year for which statistics have been fully reported. Although there is no separate breakdown for fatalities in accidents involving tractor trailers, police, insurance investigators and other interested parties readily note that trucking accidents involving these large and heavy rigs result in deaths and serious injuries at a comparatively high rate.

Two recent accidents within the state involving tractor trailers serve as a reminder of that point. Both occurred earlier this month in rural Caroline County.

One of those crashes happened in Ridgely, when a motorist driving a pick-up truck failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a tractor trailer. The driver of the smaller vehicle died at the scene of the accident. The tractor trailer slid down an embankment on impact, but the driver of the rig was not seriously hurt.

In the other accident, which occurred in Federalsburg, Maryland State Police reported that, once again, a motorist - this time driving a car - failed to stop when required to. The driver ran through a red light and struck the side of a tractor trailer. The car became stuck under the trailer and was dragged for several hundred feet before the truck driver was able to stop.

The driver of the car died at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was not seriously injured.

Related Resource: www.wboc.com "Deadly Weekend on Caroline County Roads" December 19, 2010

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Scroll to Top

Our Office Locations

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
347 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore Law Office Map

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
112 W. Penn. Ave Suite 302
Bel Air, MD 21014

Bel Air Law Office Map

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
153 West Patrick, Suite A
Frederick, MD 21701

Frederick Law Office Map

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
7420 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Glen Burnie Law Office Map

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
1760 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221

Essex Law Office Map

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.
1 Olympic Place, Suite 900
Towson, MD 21204

Towson Law Office Map