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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Traffic: Weather-related road closures in Carroll County

    Traffic: Weather-related road closures in Carroll County
    The state Department of Transportation reported weather-related road closures in Carroll County on Wednesday morning due to Tuesday night's storms. All traffic is shut down on MD 30 in Manchester due to debris on Bachmans Valley Road at 12:03 a.m. on...
  • Teen bicyclist injured in crash Monday in Columbia

    Teen bicyclist injured in crash Monday in Columbia
    A 13-year-old bicyclist was transported by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after being involved in a collision with a pickup truck Monday morning in Columbia.  The bicyclist, a girl from Columbia who police have...
  • Tractor trailer crashes into pick-up at Fort McHenry tolls, forcing lane closures

    Tractor trailer crashes into pick-up at Fort McHenry tolls, forcing lane closures
    Several toll lanes on southbound Interstate 95 prior to the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore were closed Tuesday afternoon after a tractor trailer collided with a pick-up truck at one of the toll entrances. The accident, reported to Maryland...
  • Three injured in Laurel car crash

    Three injured in Laurel car crash
    Three people were injured Thursday in a collision involving a pickup truck and a sedan at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Fifth Street in Laurel, according to Laurel police. Laurel city spokeswoman Audrey Barnes said a blue pickup truck was trying...
  • 71-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by car in Essex

    71-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by car in Essex
    A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in Essex after he stepped into its path Friday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. at Back River Neck and Poles roads. The victim, Willard Patrick...
  • 13 injured in Route 1 crash in Jessup

    13 injured in Route 1 crash in Jessup
    Thirteen people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle wreck on Route 1 in Jessup, according to a news release from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.  County officials declared the wreck a "mass casualty incident"...
  • Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later

    Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later
    When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs. A year later, the recovery continues. "We're a...
  • Family of man killed in van crash sues church

    The family of a man killed when a church van he was riding in careened off an Illinois highway has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the church, alleging that it is responsible for his death. Andrew James Canada, 53, and four other members of the...
  • Five hurt, one seriously, in early morning crash on Route 22 near Bel Air

    Five teenagers were injured – one seriously – in a crash on Route 22 just east of Bel Air early Tuesday morning. The car carrying the five males was in was headed east on Route 22 around 2 a.m. when, for some reason, swerved and went into...
  • Keep truckers alert [Editorial]

    Keep truckers alert  [Editorial]
    The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
  • Keep tired truckers off the road [Letter]

    Keep tired truckers off the road [Letter]
    As you know, truck driver fatigue has recently garnered wide media attention because of the tragic crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured others including actor Tracy Morgan ("Keep truckers alert," June...
  • Police continue search for driver in fatal crash

    Police continue search for driver in fatal crash
    Paramedics carried 12-year-old Shanizya Taft away from a crumpled silver minivan in East Baltimore Tuesday night. She was a fashionable and respectful sixth-grader who her teachers said always made the principal's list for good students. She would soon be...