A deadly multi-vehicle accident on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge yesterday left three people dead and five others with injuries. The seven-car collision took place on the newer, three-lane span, just after 4pm, when a trailer being towed by an SUV broke loose and other drivers swerved their vehicles to avoid colliding with it. A flatbed truck, two pickup trucks, a working van, a car, and a tractor-trailer tanker rig were the other vehicles involved in the crash.
According to one witness, the tanker tried to stop and served into the middle lane. The one car involved in the collision and one of the pickup trucks were completely totaled. The SUV that had been towing the trailer appeared to not have sustained too much damage.
Police say that one of the injured persons was taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The pileup is said to be the worst accident on the bridge in over ten years and the third accident where three people have been killed in the three-lane span. Usually, the three lanes are for traffic going westbound—although sometimes the lanes are for two-way traffic. All three accidents where there were three fatalities took place when the span was accommodating two-way traffic.
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in the state of Maryland, it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer who represents clients in this state.
Filing an injury claim can be complicated, and you want to retain the services of an attorney who can help you obtain the best results for your case, as well as the maximum recovery possible. If you go directly to an insurance company, they may negotiate a settlement with you that doesn’t fully reflect the extent of financial recovery that you are entitled to.
A good personal injury attorney can investigate your claim for you and has the resources and contacts to properly do so. In the event that a settlement cannot be reached and you would like to take your personal injury lawsuit to court, you will need a personal injury lawyer who is also a skilled trial attorney to represent you.
Lebowitz and Mzhen is a personal injury law firm that handles serious wrongful death and personal injury cases in Maryland. We have successfully helped injury clients obtain the maximum recovery for their injuries or loss. We are also experienced trial lawyers who are not afraid to go to court and fight for your rights if that is what your case warrants and what you would like us to do.
Contact Lebowitz and Mzhen to schedule your free consultation.
Bay Bridge pileup kills 3, Baltimoresun.com, May 11, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Authorities Name Crash Victims in Bay Bridge Crash, WMDT.com, May 11, 2007
Car Accident Claims, E-Caraccidents.com