Man Suffers Fatality in Joppa Crash on Route 40March 30, 2017
A man suffered a fatality in a car crash in the intersection of Route 40 and Joppa Road in Joppa, Harford County, Maryland. Around 1:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, a commercial truck driven by a 39-year-old man from Delta, Pennsylvania, entered the intersection despite the light turning red, and struck an SUV, driven by a 41-year-old man who was a local resident. The truck hit the SUV on the driver’s side, causing a fatality for the driver and critically injuring the passenger who was then transported via helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. An accident team will investigate the Joppa crash.
Commercial vehicles like trucks cause much more severe damage than your standard size car, so when a driver fails to use caution or becomes distracted and drives through a busy intersection when the light changes like the Joppa crash, the risk is that much greater for a dangerous accident. If the truck hits another vehicle with significant impact, it may cause the other vehicle’s occupants personal injuries or potential fatalities.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a truck accident, contact our Baltimore truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for assistance in pursuing your claim. Contact us online or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) for a free consultation.
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