Two Dangerous Transportation Accidents Occur Only Hours Apart in Maryland

By Peter DePaolis

According to CBS DC, on October 9, separate accidents brought traffic to a halt on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Maryland.

U.S. Park Police reported that a pedestrian was fatally struck by a minivan traveling southbound on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway around 4:54 a.m. just south of Route 175 in Jessup. All southbound lanes were blocked between Route 175 and Route 100 for five hours as police investigated the crash. According to authorities, the minivan driver remained on the scene.

In the second incident, a tractor-trailer overturned for unknown reasons on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway around 7 a.m. Before being turned upright, the truck was leaking fuel. The massive delays extended traffic for nearly nine miles. Images taken from a helicopter above the scene revealed that the tractor-trailer was hauling garbage.

I Was Injured in a Transportation Accident and I Need an Experienced Attorney

Transportation accidents include any accident resulting from the collision of one or more vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, pedestrians, subways, airplanes and boats. It is important that everyone works to prevent such accidents by taking simple safety precautions. To prevent transportation accidents and/or minimize any injuries sustained from such accidents, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Pay attention to your driving at all times
  • Do not talk on a cell phone or engage in any other activity while driving
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Always wear your seat belt
  • Be courteous toward other drivers and avoid drivers who display aggressive tendencies

If you have already been involved in an accident, it is important that you understand the laws surrounding such accidents so that you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. We want to hear your story. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page to tell us more.

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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.