Maryland Man Falls from Bridge after Car Accident

By Peter DePaolis

A man died last month after falling from a 52-foot bridge after a car accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, according to Maryland Transportation Authority officials. On April 18 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the driver of a stalled Honda Accord exited the car to check on his vehicle. While checking on his car, a flatbed truck struck the Honda, which hit the man and sent him over the bridge.

The victim plummeted 52-feet into the water. Rescue workers pulled him from the water and rushed him to Anne Arundel Medical Center for his life-threatening injuries. Doctors pronounced him dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The victim was in his late 30s or 40s, according to rescue workers. He was a writer for USA Today newspaper.

The driver of the flatbed truck did not require medical treatment. An investigation is ongoing, and officials are asking any witnesses to the accident to contact Maryland police.

Contact a Maryland personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one suffers injuries in an automobile accident. Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis can help you pursue a legal claim against the person responsible for your injuries.

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.