Yesterday morning, a pick-up truck crashed head-on into a dump truck after crossing over the double yellow lines on Route 27 near Mount Airy. A Taneytown woman was driving the pick-up truck with a young child in the vehicle with her. Police believe both passengers were wearing their seatbelts. The young child did not survive the crash and the driver was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. The dump truck driver only suffered minor injuries.
While police are still investigating the accident, they do believe that the pick-up truck driver attempted to pass a vehicle in front of her by crossing over double yellow lines into oncoming traffic. The pick-up truck collided with the dump truck in a high-impact head-on collision. Attempting to pass another vehicle when there are double yellow lines is an example of aggressive driving behavior. This week, Maryland State Police are patrolling roadways specifically targeting aggressive drivers. Aggressive driving behavior oftentimes leads to serious injuries and even death, as evidenced in this tragic accident. This could have been avoided if the pick-up truck driver had not tried to illegally pass the vehicle in front of her.
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