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Man Dead after Vehicle Collides with Semi

Posted on November 17, 2011 to


A Montgomery County man lost his life last month when his car collided with a semi-truck making a U-turn on Interstate 70. The auto accident happened in Baltimore County, according to a report at washingtonpost.com.

At around 2:30 a.m., the victim’s Chevy Suburban struck the side of the semi-truck as it attempted a U-turn. Authorities declared the 26-year-old victim dead at the accident scene. A spokesperson for the Maryland State Police Department said the semi driver made an illegal U-turn. After the impact, the victim’s SUV became stuck under the semi-trailer, according to the report. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

Authorities do not know if they will criminally charge the semi driver at this time. Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol played a factor in the fatal collision.

Accidents involving cars and semi-trucks can be fatal for the smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, semi drivers are prone to distractions just like other drivers. In addition, many commercial truck drivers feel pressure to make on-time deliveries, which leads to long hours and driver fatigue.

Would you know what to do after a car accident between your vehicle and an 18-wheeler?

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