Baltimore residents, and those all along the East Coast, are still busy clearing the way after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. The storm affected millions of people and will be remembered as one of the most destructive natural disasters in recent memory.
Most accidents in Baltimore and beyond are preventable. Sadly, a simple mistake can have devastating consequences. Drivers in Maryland and elsewhere must drive cautiously and remain attentive to prevent accidents. A recent crash near Baltimore shows what can happen when people aren't paying attention to the road.
We've discussed the dangers of distracted driving before. It is well known that when people in Baltimore use cell phones while they are driving, tragic accidents can occur.
It's hard for anyone to understand why anyone would want to go on a shooting rampage and kill innocent people, but with today's media coverage of such events, it seems like it is happening more often. Schools are on high alert and take every threat seriously not only for the safety of their student populations, but to protect themselves from potential wrongful death lawsuits.
Two families were awarded $100,000 in the wrongful death lawsuit in the deaths of two of their family members in 2007. While the families won their case and will split the award, they are still left with a sense of loss, but the hope is that with the case being settled, both families can move forward.
The decision to have surgery, even if it is elective, is never one that is taken lightly. We trust that our doctors are who they say they are -- skilled, safe and insured.
Bicycle-car accidents usually end in tragedy and that was the case for a Baltimore, Maryland, family last year that claimed the life of their 20-year-old son. Now, his family is pushing for tougher legislation for driving skills requirements during the Maryland General Assembly this session. The family is hoping that these changes could prevent future accidents.
It's that time of year again-game day has arrived. Family and friends will gather to celebrate and cheer on their favorite team during tomorrow's Super Bowl Sunday. However, party-goers should take extra special care when traversing the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a huge percentage of drunk-driving auto accidents occur on Super Bowl Sunday.
Accidents are a frequent occurrence, but sometimes those accidents can result in death. Pedestrian accidents are particularly prone to this tragic outcome because the human body provides little protection against the force of a moving vehicle.
A recent accident led to three fatalities when a bus driver crashed into other vehicles on an interstate highway. The accident involved a bus carrying members of a student organization called the National Association for Black Engineers from North Carolina. They were en route to Baltimore for an annual fall conference. The accident also involved a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer that was transporting logs. Like many tractor-trailer accidents, especially multiple-vehicle collisions, the damage from the accident was severe.