Overnight, a tractor trailer and a car travelling the wrong way collided on Interstate 70 just past Frederick, Maryland. The truck driver did not survive the crash after it hit a bridge abutment. One of the passengers in the car also did not survive. The other person in the car suffered serious injuries and is being treated at the hospital. Police are still investigating this accident to figure out why the car was driving the wrong way on the highway. With the collision occurring at 2:30am, alcohol being a factor certainly comes into question as well as drowsiness on the part of the tractor trailer driver and the car driver.
Accidents involving tractor trailers always produce much more severe damage and injuries due to the power and large size of the trucks. The most common cause of accidents involving tractor trailers is driver fatigue. Oftentimes, truck drivers are forced to drive long shifts to meet a deadline and will not take a break to rest because they want to get to the destination on time.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a truck accident and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact our office at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Frederick or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Truck-Accidents