Officials are looking for witnesses in a fatal truck accident in Queen Anne’s County, which left five people, including a pregnant woman, her sister, a man, a 7-year-old girl and a 2-month-old boy dead. According to CBS Baltimore news, the fatal truck accident occurred on Route 50 in Queen Anne’s County on January 10, 2015. Officials say the family was traveling from Greenbush, Virginia to Baltimore when the truck smashed into the passenger’s side of their car. The accident is still under investigation.
Truck accidents are often devastating and tragic. The size and weight of trucks make them extremely dangerous. Often, we see that occupants of other smaller vehicles suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in a truck crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 3,921 people killed and about 104,000 injured in traffic accidents involving large trucks in the year 2012. There were approximately 333,000 large trucks involved in traffic accidents that year, nationwide. In Maryland, there were 704 vehicles involved in fatal crashes in the year 2012 including 56 large trucks. That means that large trucks were involved in 8 percent of all Maryland fatal traffic accidents during that year.
Eyewitnesses can play a critical role in determining who or what caused an accident. They can provide valuable information such as vehicle speed. An experienced Maryland truck accident lawyer can help injured victims or their families gather crucial evidence that can help strengthen a claim. A knowledgeable attorney can help ensure that all evidence is properly preserved and that the victims or their families are fairly and fully compensated for their losses.