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Vision Zero Aims to Prevent Maryland Car Accidents in the Suburbs

LogoThe idea of “Vision Zero” began in major U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco.

End of Daylight Saving Time Could Mean Additional Maryland Accidents

LogoWhile gaining an extra hour by turning back the clocks can be welcome, it can also result in more accidents. According to a recent article in The Southern Maryland Chronicle, darker drives home could lead to more collisions. Indeed, the Mid-Atlantic AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety insists that all roadway users could be at greater risk of injury. 

Drunk Driving Accidents During Brunch Hours in Maryland

LogoWhile you might not expect it, intoxicated driving crashes happen at brunch more frequently than you may think. According to a recent analysis conducted by QuoteWizard, more than 10 percent of nationwide drunk driving crashes happen around brunch. To be sure, fatal drunk driving accidents at brunch time occur in Maryland more often than many other states. Indeed, the data shows that Maryland ranks 18th nationwide for the highest rate of impaired driving collisions during brunch hours. In Maryland, collisions during late morning and midday account for more than 11 percent of all intoxicated driving accidents.

Baltimore County Considers Rail Crossing Safety After Car Crash

LogoIndeed, according to a report from NBC News, a car and train recently collided at a dangerous rail crossing. Reporting just after the collision indicated that the victim sustained life-threatening injuries. Although the car accident victim is expected to recover, the crash highlights the risks of this particular crossing. Several years ago, another train struck a vehicle at the crossing, resulting in a derailment and explosion. In that collision, five people suffered serious injuries.

Maryland State Police Investigate Fatal Wrong Way Crash in Prince George's County

LogoMaryland State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal wrong way accident that happened Saturday, June 15, 2019. They are attempting to determine the underlying factors which led to the crash occurring. CBS Baltimore news reports the collision occurred just after 4:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 50, east of Route 704 in Mitchellville, Prince George's County.

Fourth Circuit Says DWI Accident Victim May Seek Criminal Restitution

LogoMost people know they can file a personal injury lawsuit if they are injured in an accident. But in some cases, victims may also seek compensation through the criminal justice system. Federal judges can award "full and timely restitution" to a victim as part of a criminal sentence.

A Wrong Way Accident on Route 50 in Prince George's County Left One Person Dead and Another with Serious Injuries

LogoA wrong way accident on Route 50 in Prince George's County left one person dead and another with serious injuries.

Fatal Wrong-Way Head-on Crash in Hughesville

LogoThe accident occurred on Route 5 near the Huckleberry Drive exit. According to police and witnesses, 47-year-old Driver, of Silver Spring, was on the southbound side of Route 5 in a Mercedes Benz. A Toyota Camry, which was northbound on the southbound side, hit the Mercedes Benz head-on. The Driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, whose name was not released, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

National Guard Soldier Killed in Rear-End Collision in Baltimore County

LogoBaltimore County Police informed reporters that a Dinora Aracely Flores, a 33-year-old Staff Sergeant of the Maryland National Guard, was the victim of the deadly crash that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, April 2nd in Reisterstown, Maryland, just outside of Camp Fretterd.

Maryland Moves to Relax Motorcycle Laws

LogoThe proposed legislation, Maryland House Bill 917, would require the Motor Vehicle Administration to change its guidelines for motorcyclists and would repeal current provisions of Maryland law that prevent motorcyclists from engaging in behaviors known as "lane-splitting" and "filtering." The sponsor of the bill, Del. Kathy Szeliga, argues that repealing these portions of the law would help to improve motorcycle safety and to lessen congestion on Maryland roads. However, motorcycle safety advocates have voiced serious concerns about the proposed legislation.