Fatal Truck Accident in Anne Arundel County Kills Three, Injures Six

By Peter DePaolis

On August 27, the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a crash that involved seven passenger vehicles and one commercial vehicle. The crash resulted in three deaths and the injury of six others who sustained life-threatening injuries.

Police determined that all involved vehicles were traveling southbound on Route 3 at the time of the crash. As the vehicles neared an overpass, traffic began to slow due to congestion from a traffic signal. A commercial truck failed to stop in time and rear-ended a Toyota Camry, causing a chain reaction crash.

Inspectors from the Maryland State Police responded and performed a post-crash vehicle inspection on the truck. According to officials, it appeared that the contributing factor to the crash was driver error by the truck driver. The State’s Attorney’s Office is now involved and the investigation is ongoing.

The Dangers and Consequences of Truck Accidents

This tragedy is an example of how hazardous and fatal a truck accident can be, with many accidents resulting in serious personal injury or even death. Commercial trucks often weigh more than 25 times the average car, making the consequences of these accidents very severe.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.