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.
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.
On July 26, 2020, a motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on Central Avenue, near Shelby Heights Drive. Eyewitness reports indicate the motorcycle was at least partly underneath the vehicle after the crash. It is reported that the motorcycle rider is alive and is being transferred for emergency care by Medevac.
On July 20, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a vehicle operated by an allegedly intoxicated individual drifted into the left shoulder and struck two vehicles on I-695. At the time, the drivers of the stopped vehicles were changing a flat tire. All people involved in the crash were taken to Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital.