Seven of every 1,000 babies born in the US suffer from a birth injury. Many of those injuries are caused by negligence or medical malpractice and could have been avoided. One of the most common and dangerous types of birth injuries is oxygen deprivation. Sadly, it's also one of the most avoidable infant injuries.
At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, a Dodge Dart with five passengers pulled over into the right shoulder on I-83 to tend to a child in the rear seat. As the driver opened the rear passenger-side door, a pickup truck traveling southbound on I-83 crashed into the rear of the stopped vehicle.
At 7:30 a.m., a vehicle occupied by three people traveling eastbound on Mulberry Street collided with two light rail trains at Howard Street. Unfortunately, a female occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. Baltimore City Fire and Police had to extract the occupants from the wedged vehicle.
On August 19, 2020, a tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-95 near I-695, blocking all lanes on I-95 North. Debris is scattered throughout the roadway and traffic is backed up for miles. Crash response operations are underway. Significant injuries have not been reported.
A person was ejected from their vehicle on I-695 Outer Loop at I-795 when a SUV struck their car. I-695 will be closed in this location for an extended period of time. Use I-83, Rt 26 or I-70 as your alts to access I-695 Outer Loop. Maryland State Police are investigating the scene.
On August 10, 2020, shortly before 10:00 am, a woman was killed and at least four people were injured when three row homes in Baltimore City were destroyed by a natural gas explosion.
More than 250,000 accidents involving large trucks and small automobiles occur each year. Approximately 97% of these accidents are caused by the surrounding drivers in smaller vehicles. These numbers are a 52% increase from 2009, the year containing the lowest recorded number of truck-related incidents since 1975, when the data collection began. Accidents that involve a large semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle are much more perilous than those including two smaller automobiles and can include the casualties of drivers and pedestrians. This is due to multiple factors. Semi-trucks have larger blind spots, take longer to stop, are less maneuverable, and their operators are often overworked and fatigued.
COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been tearing its way through the United States since January of 2020. With approximately 18 million reported cases and over 650,000 deaths worldwide, COVID-19 is the largest threat to public health in over 30 years; surpassing the total global death count of the 2009 H1N1 outbreak in just six months. Information about the virus, including how it spreads, how it can be treated, and how seriously it can harm humans has been varied and confusing. In this post, we attempt to provide the latest facts and data, in a way we hope our readers will find practical and useful.