| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The trucker who struck a woman's car on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge last month and sent it plunging into the water was momentarily distracted before the crash, according to a preliminary report on the accident released Monday.
The National Transportation...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:00 AM
One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year."
Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Amid much fanfare several years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving. The controversial law took more than a decade to pass the General Assembly, but it was hailed as a "giant step" toward...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:04 PM
An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him.
John Alban Jr. told a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The rail transport company CSX is suing the truck driver involved in last month's Rosedale train crash, arguing that he did not take proper care when crossing the railroad tracks.
The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, names John...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Even moderate drinking before driving could become illegal if a federal safety panel's recommendation Tuesday is enacted eventually by the states.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states cut their thresholds for drunken driving...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.
The free app, Rail...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:33 PM
An employee at a scaffolding company next to the railroad tracks in Rosedale was one of the first people to see the train leave its tracks after it rammed into a truck last month.
"There's just a train wreck in front of us and it's on fire," the man...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
A CSX train carrying trash from upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials.
"No injuries, no fire, no hazmat," said...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:27 PM
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital.
Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman...