Harford County, Maryland Motorist Killed in Tractor Trailer Truck Accident on Pulaski Highway

The Baltimore Sun reported that a semi truck driver faces multiple charges after a deadly Maryland highway truck crash that took the life of a 57-year-old woman from Edgewood.

The fatal SUV – truck accident occurred Sunday in the early morning hours on Pulaski Highway in White Marsh, Maryland. According to news reports, the woman’s 2003 Chevy Tracker SUV was struck by a Kenworth semi truck, which entered the highway from Stevens Rd. The victim died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where her husband remained in critical condition. The truck driver, from Virginia, will face a number of charges. No further details were available on this fatal accident.

Another semi truck accident involving two tractor trailers and a pickup truck took place in Frederick County, Maryland, on Tues., closing down the eastbound side of I-70 near Bill Moxley Rd. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed in this multi vehicle accident, which involved a semi truck jackknifing and spilling a haul of metal railing into the highway. A second tractor trailer struck the roadway debris, rupturing the truck’s gas tank. A Chevy pickup truck was also involved in this Maryland highway accident. The cause of the first truck’s jackknife has not been reported.

Harford County, MD truck accident lawyers are well versed in the laws and safety regulations governing the operation of these mammoths of the highway. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has 100s of specific safety regulations in place pertaining to the operation of large commercial trucks. Excessive speed and lack of sleep sometimes contribute to these deadly tractor-trailer accidents. In addition, using cell phones and texting while driving have become critical safety concerns in the United States. (See link to Distracted Driving Summit, below.)

One killed in truck-SUV crash in White Marsh
The Baltimore Sun Oct. 12, 2009
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The Baltimore Sun Oct. 11, 2009
Accident closes eastbound I-70 in Frederick County
Herald-Mail.com Oct. 13, 2009
Related Web Resources

United States Department of Transportation:

Federal Highway Administration Safety Program

Distracted Driving Summit