Winter poses its own challenges to drivers and pedestrians in Maryland. It gets dark earlier, and that can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. Snow and ice can cause slippery conditions, and driver distraction always remains a possible issue. Any or all of these factors contribute to the occurrence of motor vehicle accidents. One such accident took the life of a young man in Upper Marlboro.
A serious multi-vehicle crash in Oxon Hill led to the tragic deaths of three children, according to local police. Very little information has been gathered about the accident so far, but Maryland authorities also confirmed that two adults were injured. Charges have not been filed at this time, but as with most motor vehicle accidents, this tragic crash is still under investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.