Baltimore, MD (June 18, 2023) – Several people were rushed to area hospitals with injuries following a major bus accident that took place in Baltimore on Saturday morning, June 17.
At around 10:20 a.m., the Baltimore City police were notified that they were needed at the scene of a crash on North Paca Street.
Reports provided by the police indicate that an MTA bus was involved in a collision with Alexis during the early morning hours at the intersection of North Paca Street and West Mulberry Street. The impact of the crash caused the bus to continue forward and strike a building in the 500 block of West Franklin Street.
Sixteen people suffered injuries as a result of this accident. Two of the victims were transported to area hospitals with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Five additional victims were transported to shock trauma for emergency treatment. Four other victims were transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s campus in the downtown area for care. Three additional victims were transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown campus.
Emergency crews remained at the scene for an extended period as they worked to investigate. At this time, these investigations are ongoing.
We hope all of the people hurt as a result of this crash are able to recover quickly.
Auto Accidents in Maryland
Over the past five years, the annual average of auto accidents in Maryland has exceeded 115,000, with many of these accidents taking place on highways. Approximately 28% of automobile accidents occurred on highways, while county roads accounted for 23%, and interstate highways constituted over 10% of the total. When accidents involve vehicles traveling at high speeds, the risk of severe injuries to those involved significantly increases.
In instances where victims are injured in crashes caused by drivers who exhibit reckless behavior, such as speeding, they may have legal remedies available. Maryland follows a tort system wherein the at-fault driver assumes liability for the resulting injuries and damages. This legal framework enables victims to pursue legal action against negligent drivers to seek compensation for medical expenses, repair costs for their vehicles, lost earnings, and other financial burdens they encounter.
However, despite the responsibility of insurance companies to cover various costs for victims, they often fight tooth and nail against injured parties in order to get out of paying. For this reason, working with a Maryland car accident attorney becomes invaluable following your accident. A skilled and knowledgeable legal team will fearlessly advocate for you, holding wrongdoers accountable and fighting to secure the rightful compensation you deserve.
At Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., we understand the challenges that are associated with car accident cases and the impact they can have on your life. We are dedicated to helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve for an injury caused by another party's negligence. Our knowledgeable legal team brings a high level of experience to every case we represent so that your rights will be selectively defended. To begin protecting your legal rights against the negligent party, contact our Maryland personal injury law firm at 301-699-5800 or toll-free at 877-677-1576 for a free consultation.
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