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Recently, Harford County has seen a startling spike in motor vehicle accident fatalities on I-95 between Route 24 and Route 152. At the height of the holiday season, and with gas prices at their lowest levels in years, more Marylanders are on the road than ever. The improving economy and surge in online gift buying has also caused an expansion of the volume of trucks sharing the roads.
On December 9, 2015, a three vehicle accident on I-95 north resulted in the tragic death of a 21 year old Baltimore County woman. The initial impact occurred between her pickup truck and a tractor trailer. After striking the jersey wall, the pickup truck rebounded into another woman’s vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was rescued in critical condition after being extricated from the wreckage. All northbound and southbound lanes were closed for the medevac helicopter to land on I-95 south, causing traffic backups nine miles long.
Only two days later, on December 11, 2015, another fatal crash occurred in nearly the same location. A Honda Accord that had led police on a chase from Eastern Avenue in Baltimore City onto I-95 northbound lost control and crossed the grassy median, causing a head on collision with a Kia Sorrento heading southbound. Both vehicles were carrying two passengers. One passenger in each vehicle was killed in the crash, amounting to two fatalities. Four people were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, one by medevac helicopter. Again, both northbound and southbound lanes on I-95 were closed for the helicopter to land on the highway.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, truck, bus or motorcycle accident, and would like a free consultation or if you would like more information on car accidents please feel free to contact our office at (410) 995-1515