July 1, 2010

D.C. Bus Accident Hospitalizes 20 People

On Tuesday, June 10, 2010, a minor collision between a passenger vehicle and a bus injured about 20 people. The accident occurred during the early morning hours on I-395 southbound in Washington, D.C. near Maine Avenue. According to The Washington Post, the Metro bus had been carrying mostly teenage passengers. Several lanes on southbound I-395 were closed during the incident. No one was seriously injured.

Vehicle related accidents occur every day and at an alarming rate. They are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35, and the leading killer for Americans of all ages. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration estimates that about 40,000 people die each year in car accidents, costing over $150 billion dollars in damages.

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January 15, 2009

Howard County Bus versus Big Rig Accident Injures Seven

Seven people were injured in a Howard County bus versus tractor trailer crash on southbound U. S. Route 1, according to this Associated Press news report. The crash occurred at Dorsey Road in Elkridge, officials said. The driver of the tractor trailer apparently attempted to make a wide turn into a gas station from the left lane and hit the Howard County transit bus in the process.

It is indeed fortunate that this serious truck crash did not result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Based solely on the facts presented in the AP Report, it appears that the driver of the tractor trailer may not have been paying attention to the bus as he made that turn into the gas station. If this turns out to be the case, the truck driver as well as the trucking company may be held responsible for the accident and injuries caused to the bus driver and passengers.

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