An auto accident in Owings Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of two drivers. The accident involved a 22-year-old driver and a 60-year-old driver, both from Pikesville. According to the Baltimore County police officers investigating the accident, the 22-year-old drove into oncoming traffic where he hit another car head-on, killing its driver. His car then collided with a third car, whose driver was uninjured. Both of the drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Statistics are out for the first six months of 2011 on fatal automobile accidents, and the numbers are not good. For the first time in eight years, it looks like the number of teenagers killed in accidents has increased.
When drivers are following the rules of the road and being mindful of their surroundings, riding a motorcycle is often a safe and enjoyable experience. However, Maryland motorcyclists should know that there are risks. For one motorcyclist, these risks recently became all too real.
Recently a deadly truck crash occurred on Interstate 81 outside Hagerstown, Maryland, when a tractor-trailer crossed the median into the northbound lanes. Design Transport, an out-of-state company, operated the truck that collided head on with the vehicle of a Maryland resident. The driver of the vehicle struck by the tractor-trailer was fatally injured. Currently the crash is under investigation.