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Deadly motor vehicle accidents occur as 2019 begins

Cars and trucks have coexisted on the nation's highways for many years. As life becomes more hurried and deadlines tighter, this coexistence has the potential to become increasingly dangerous in Maryland and other states. Truck drivers push the boundaries of fatigue in an effort to keep to tight schedules. Tragic motor vehicle accidents can result.

Early one morning an SUV was heading west on Route 392 near Finchville Road in Hurlock. A tractor-trailer was heading east at the same time. As truck neared the SUV it veered across the yellow line and struck the SUV on the driver's side.

Holidays, distracted drivers and motor vehicle accidents

The holiday season is a busy time for most everyone in Maryland. When it involves additional driving, the chances of being involved in motor vehicle accidents increase. It is easier to become distracted when behind the wheel as one's mind is more likely to wander while contemplating the added work and social obligations of the season.

A 31-year-old man was driving north on Littlestown Pike recently. His car, a sedan, veered into the southbound lane and struck an SUV that was heading south. The sedan hit two additional vehicles before coming to a stop.

Crowded highways can lead to motorcycle accidents

Every year, it seem that there are more and more vehicles on Maryland roadways. As traffic increases so does the likelihood of a serious accident. In addition to car and truck traffic, there are also a significant number of motorcycles on the highways. Motorcycles are smaller and can be harder to see, making it necessary for motorists to always be on the lookout for them in order to prevent motorcycle accidents.

In a recent tragedy in Waldorf, a motorcycle rider lost his life. A Mercury Mountaineer was proceeding northbound on Poplar Hill Road near Bellflower Place in Marlboro. Traffic in front of the Mountaineer slowed and the driver attempted to brake but veered into the southbound lane, hitting a motorcycle that was heading south.

How to tell the difference between a sprain and a broken ankle

Winter has arrived in Maryland, and so has inclement weather. Snow and ice pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians. Even a walk across a slippery grocery store parking lot can end with a fall on the ice.

When you fall, your first reaction is likely embarrassment, but then you notice pain in your ankle. It could be a sprain, or it may be broken. Unfortunately, the symptoms are strikingly similar.

Woman bites dog in self defense may end in personal injury suit

Dogs are popularly known as man's best friend. This is often true, but as with other members of the animal kingdom, one dog's personality can be vastly different from another's. There are laws that promote responsible pet ownership, and failure to abide by them can put the dog and the owner at risk in Maryland. One of the biggest risks is that if a dog is not under the control of its owner it may bite or attack someone. Animal bites can be very dangerous and can result in a personal injury suit.

In a recent case in Langley Park a woman was attacked by a pit bull as she was taking out her trash. There were two unrestrained pit bulls in the vicinity, and one of them attacked her. She put her arm in front of her face for protection. As the dog bit her arm, she bit the dog in return. She then fainted and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Motor vehicle accidents on the rise during holidays

The holiday season brings an increase in truck and delivery traffic on roads that are already congested. The increased traffic increases the likelihood of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. An early morning crash involving a car and a delivery truck resulted in the deaths of two people and serious injuries to another. The accident happened on a recent Saturday morning.

The crash involved a 1997 Toyota Camry and Peapod delivery truck, and happened in Adelphi. The Camry was in the process of making a left-hand turn when it was hit by the delivery truck. There were three people in the Camry.

The dangers of drivers not being careful around school buses

For many students in Maryland and throughout the U.S., their trip to and from school involves riding a school bus. This is generally a very safe mode of travel.

However, children can be vulnerable to harm when heading to or departing from their school bus. This is underscored by the fact that most school-bus-related deaths, around 7 out of every ten according to National Safety Council estimates, happen outside of a bus.

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