There are many facets to the college experience. One of the things common on most college campuses is the necessity of hoofing it. Students tend to walk everywhere. Indeed, colleges try to consolidate their facilities within specific boundaries in order to maintain a safe environment. That's as true in Maryland as anywhere.
Accidents on the Capital Beltway and its arteries are not uncommon. Statistics from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for 2011 puts the number of fatalities among motorists, cyclists and pedestrians at 257. That's down from 283 the year before and authorities say they're working to do even more to reduce accidents that result in serious personal injury or wrongful death.
A Montgomery County man's tearful plea for help in finding the drivers of two vehicles that are believed to have been involved in the death of his wife struck a discordant note within the walls of our offices. It brought to mind for us deeply the reality that losing a loved one in an unexpected accident is perhaps the hardest thing anyone can endure.
The top police official in Maryland's Harford County says this just-ended February was perhaps the worst ever in terms of the number of people killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents. Officials confirm seven people died. The exact number of people who suffered serious personal injury is unclear from the news reports we've read.
The first formal reports on the investigations into the death-by-elevator accident last month that claimed the life of a Madison Avenue advertising executive are out. They point a finger of blame directly at elevator maintenance workers and the company they were employed by as the cause. It's a claim the company says it will fight.
The blink of an eye; that's all it takes for a car accident to occur and lives to be changed forever. For some it means the end of life as they know it because of the personal injuries they suffer. For others, it can be the end of life altogether. The survivors are victims.
Authorities have their hands full investigating a rash of accidents around Maryland. Officials say three people died in the string of crashes and eight others are recovering from a range of personal injuries as a result of the accidents.
Police in Prince George's County say they have a lead on the vehicle that they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a 55-year-old man and 62-year-old woman dead earlier this month. The announcement offers the hopes that someone will be arrested and could be held responsible for these horrible wrongful deaths.
Authorities in Thurmont, a town north of Frederick and south of Emmitsburg, are investigating a sad and mysterious series of incidents that have left one man dead and a second injured with a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
What should have been a well controlled, three-day adventure for a bunch of school children in 2009 became a fatal object lesson with the death of a 9-year-old boy. Now, his relatives have filed a wrongful death suit in the case. Carroll County and the managers of the county run Hashawha Environmental Center are named as defendants.