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Friday Morning Commercial Truck Beltway Accident Results in Driver Fatality, 6 Hour Shutdown

By Alpert Schreyer on February 23, 2016

Maryland Truck CollisionsAuthorities are investigating a major vehicle accident that occurred on the Capital Beltway early Friday morning that left one person dead and shut down the Beltway for several hours.
Just before 5am a tractor-trailer was travelling on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway when it crashed through a median and flipped onto its side between Route 355 and Connecticut Avenue, spreading debris and fuel all over the road and caused the road to be shut down in both directions for almost 6 hours.  The driver was ejected from the cab of the truck after the cab detached from the truck frame and was transported to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries.  He died there later and his identity has not yet been released.
While the cargo from the truck was scattered all over both sides of the roadway, a representative from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue stated that the cargo was not dangerous.
This is the latest crash in the area known as the Beltway’s “Danger Corridor,” which is a 4 mile stretch between Georgia Avenue and Rockville Pike that sees almost a quarter of a million vehicles pass through every day.   The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) reports an average of 260 documented vehicle crashes along this stretch every year.
MSHA spokesman David Buck says that 44 percent of these accidents are rear-end crashes that are preventable.   With that much traffic and that many accidents per year, it’s vital that you drive defensively and maintain complete control over your vehicle.  If you are injured in an accident where someone else is at fault, seek medical attention first, then contact the experienced Maryland person injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer for a free case evaluation and start on your way to getting the compensation you rightfully deserve.  Call 844-632-7274 or fill out our online contact form to request your no cost case review today.

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