Baltimore Beltway Traffic Accident Claims Life of Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

A commercial truck driver was killed on a heavily traveled portion of the Baltimore Beltway earlier this week, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The newspaper stated that the fatal Baltimore County truck accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 on the Interstate 695 Inner Loop heading northbound, near Providence Road — near one of the more heavily populated areas of the Baltimore Beltway. The truck driver reportedly struck a motor vehicle left unattended on the beltway shoulder and then hit a concrete abutment, before his truck flipped over. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Baltimore County, Maryland authorities were working to identify the truck driver killed.

Maryland State Police continue to investigate this fatal Baltimore traffic accident. It is unclear what if any role the unattended vehicle played in the factors leading up to this deadly commercial truck crash on I-695.

As a point of interest, 2010 Maryland Code considers any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer “[t]hat is inoperable and left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours…” to be an abandoned vehicle. Other circumstances may lead the state to consider a vehicle to be abandoned (see link to Md. transportation code language below).

Baltimore truck accident injury lawyers are familiar with Maryland state traffic laws and safety regulations designed to keep our highways safe for all drivers. Sadly, as in this case, a commercial truck driver out hauling a load doesn’t make it to his destination.

Driver of tractor-trailer killed in accident involving unattended vehicle
The Baltimore Sun Jan. 4, 2011
2010 Maryland Code : Transportation Laws & Regulations
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Baltimore Beltway: Historic Overview

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