Baltimore Trucking Accident Lawyers: Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving Cement Truck Under InvestigationJuly 16, 2014
On March 18 of this year, a multi-vehicle traffic crash involving a cement truck and five other vehicles occurred on Route 100 in Pasadena, Maryland. The accident, which resulted in one death and four minor injuries, occured on the eastbound section of the highway.
According to local police, the cement mixer truck did not stop with traffic and hit one car from behind, which caused the multi-vehicle crash. One of the drivers, a 54-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene after the truck landed on top of his car. Four additional victims reportedly had minor injuries, and one was taken to a local hospital. The cement truck driver, a 70-year-old man from Owings Mills, was not injured.
The exact cause of the crash remains unknown. Officials have also reported that excessive speed, drugs or alcohol were likely not contributing factors. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Determining liability in a trucking accident is typically much more complicated than the average traffic crash. In addition to error on the truck driver’s part, a number of other factors may be responsible, including the following:
- General mistakes made by the truck owner
- Equipment or component failure or malfunction
- Unsecured or unbalanced cargo, or other errors relating to cargo loading
- Lack of adequate truck maintenance by the trucking company
- Defective parts due to manufacturer negligence