Monday, March 8, 2010

Husband and Wife Mishap Turns Tragic in Harford County

A tractor trailer kills a D.C man and seriously injured his wife in an accident on I-95 north of Mountain Road in Harford County on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Leonard Clark and his wife, Kimberly Clark were operating separate vehicles, a Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango when they collided with each other. The couple then exited their respective vehicles and were standing in the roadway when a tractor trailer driver attempted to stop, but jack-knifed and struck both of them. Mr. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma in critical condition.

I-95 was closed for several hours while Maryland State Police conducted their investigation, which is still ongoing. No charges have been made as the Maryland State Police reports it's too early in the investigation.

Tractor trailer accidents are considered to be one of the most catastrophic accidents due to their weight and size. Typically anyone that is struck by a tractor trailer is at risk for sustaining serious bodily injuries or dying. Additionally, accidents commonly involve cars or pedestrians who are on the side of the road. My advice is to not discuss anything on the immediate side of the road, get as far away from the highway as possible.

If you, a family member or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident or if you need more information on these types of accidents, please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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