Truck Driver Struck and Killed While on Foot in Garrett County

By Peter DePaolis

On November 13, a trucker driving through Maryland was hit and killed by a Maryland State Police cruiser while he was walking on Interstate 68.

A 39-year-old truck driver from Orlando, Florida had left his immobilized tractor-trailer, trying to unhook the trailer on eastbound I-68 in Garrett County. When he returned to the cab, a piece of paper flew out into the road. The truck driver went to chase the paper down on the snowy, dimly-lit road when he was struck by an oncoming state police cruiser.

The truck driver was taken to the Western Maryland Health System for his injuries where he later died. The trooper driving the police cruiser was not injured in the crash. An investigation into the fatal pedestrian accident is ongoing.

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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.