Family of Cyclist Killed in Baltimore Truck Accident Files $5 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a bicyclist killed in a Baltimore, Maryland traffic accident last year is seeking damages against the driver and owner of the truck involved in the fatal accident.

According to The Baltimore Sun, the fatal truck accident took place on August 4, 2009. News reports state that a 67-year-old man, who was riding his bicycle south on Maryland Ave. behind a loaded fuel tanker, became caught in the truck’s wheels as it made a right turn onto Lafayette Ave. The man was run over and died at the traffic accident scene. A wrongful death civil lawsuit on behalf of the deceased man’s family has been filed in Baltimore Circuit Court seeking compensatory damages again the truck driver and the trucking company.

A spokesperson for the Baltimore police had previously stated that their investigation indicated the bicycle rider was at fault. No charges had been filed at that time against the truck driver, who did not stop following the traffic accident.

A Baltimore truck accident injury lawyer has knowledge of Maryland traffic laws in regards to proving liability when someone is injured or killed in an accident involving a large commercial vehicle – which outweighs the average passenger car by several tons.

Pedestrians, bicyclists (pedacyclists), and motorcycle riders who share Maryland’s streets and highways with semi-trucks, tanker trailers, and other large commercial trucks are vulnerable to catastrophic injury (including brain and spine injury) and death, when an accident with one of these enormous vehicles occurs.

Family of bicyclist killed in city accident files $5 million lawsuit
BaltimoreSun.com March 5, 2010

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