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Fatalities from and causes of large truck accidents

In 2012, approximately 104,000 people were injured and 3,921 killed in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. The number of injuries was an 18 percent increase from 2011, while the death toll was a 4 percent increase. Residents of Maryland might be surprised about the causes of these crashes and the number of large trucks

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Driving while impaired

Motor vehicle accidents caused by impaired drivers are a serious problem in Maryland. According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impaired drivers cause approximately 30 deaths each day across the country. These accidents have a yearly cost of nearly $60 million. When an impaired driver causes an accident, it may be

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The consequences of distracted driving

Distracted driving is broadly defined as anything that could take a driver’s focus off of his or her primary task. Examples of distracted driving include using a cellphone to call or send a text message, which is against the law in Maryland and many other states, or eating or drinking while driving. Something as simple

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Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in Maryland

According to law enforcement authorities with the Prince George’s County Police Department, a hit-and-run crash claimed the life of a bicyclist in Lanham on Nov. 23. The accident reportedly occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway near its intersection with Forbes Road around 1:55 a.m. Authorities report that a 34-year-old Lanham man was riding his

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New technological advancements may limit car accidents

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there is a serious risk posed by drivers who change lanes without warning on Maryland highways and across the nation. The results of these accidents can be deadly as people are forced off roadways or into other cars. Technology is available to help prevent these accidents by alerting

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Maryland woman dies after being struck on sidewalk

Authorities in Maryland have reported that neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have contributed to an Oct. 28 accident that claimed the life of a 23-year-old pedestrian in Annapolis. The incident reportedly took place at approximately 3:18 p.m on Duke of Gloucester Street in the vicinity of Green Street. That is where a southbound BMW

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Man killed in head-on collision in Maryland

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, a 29-year-old man from Fredericksburg, Virginia, was killed in a head-on collision while driving northbound on Ridge Road in Severn. After the accident, paramedics took him to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was later pronounced dead. According to Anne Arundel County Police,

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8 injured in Maryland multi-vehicle collision

Investigators say that eight people were injured in a collision that involved at least five vehicles and forced the closure of Route 29 in Scaggsville near Johns Hopkins Road. The accident affected traffic in both directions but began in the northbound lanes around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 9. Although an investigation is still underway, police

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