Thursday, October 29, 2015

Maryland Bicycle Accident Lawyers: Fatal Intersection Set for Improvements

An intersection on Maryland Route 75 in Carroll County is getting some much-needed improvements thanks to the efforts of one local woman. Five years ago, the intersection was the scene of a tragic accident that killed the woman’s husband, an avid cyclist. The 51-year man was bicycling on Route 75 in Union Bridge when he was struck and killed by a tractor trailer just after he crossed Shepherd’s Mill Road. The crash happened in the acceleration lane as the truck made a right turn onto Route 75. A follow-up investigation determined that the truck driver was at fault for the crash, but the man’s widow blames the fatal bicycle accident on what she believes was a flawed roadway design. The stretch of Route 75 where the accident occurred has a high concentration of heavy truck traffic, much of it coming from the cement plant on Shepherd’s Mill Road. Locals claim to regularly witness trucks rolling through the stop sign at the intersection when making a right turn onto Route 75 – t

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