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Tag Archives: truck accidents

Three Dead in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Eastern Shore

A head-on collision involving three tractor-trailers on the eastern shore of Maryland resulted in the deaths of both drivers and a passenger April 21. According to police, a 38-year-old truck driver from Ramer, Tennessee was driving his rig on Maryland Route 404 in Queen Anne on the morning of the accident, when he suddenly and… Read More »

Truck Driver Fatigue Regulations Under Increasing Fire

A vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee to weaken the current federal Department of Transportation hours of service regulations for truck drivers would probably have remained under the public radar if the bus limo carrying well-known comedian Tracy Morgan and others had not been hit by a truck. One passenger died and Morgan and three… Read More »

Asleep at the Wheel: The Danger of Fatigued Truck Drivers

In November 2012, Maryland residents Karen Babka and her daughter Kaitlin were driving east on Interstate 70 in western Pennsylvania. Unknown to them, 45-year-old Yevgeniy Bugreyev was traveling westbound on the same road in a tractor-trailer loaded with rock salt. Within moments, a collision left Ms. Babka and her daughter dead and three others seriously… Read More »

Who May Be Liable After a Truck Accident?

Tractor-trailer collisions are terrifying, and can often have catastrophic injuries. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 2,695 occupants of other vehicles were killed and 64,000 were injured in collisions with large trucks in 2011 — whereas only 635 truck occupants were killed. This disparity in fatalities is due to the sheer size of a… Read More »

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