Truck driver's relatives sue state over fatal bridge crash

December 13, 2009

Relatives of a truck driver killed in an August 2008 Bay Bridge crash are suing the state of Maryland as well as a teenage driver. The $7 million suit filed in June originally named the driver whose car crossed the center line before the crash that killed 57-year-old John Short of Willards. Short died after his tractor trailer crashed over the side of the bridge and into the bay. The suit was amended Friday to add the state and the state transportation authority, claiming bridge barriers could have been maintained better to prevent the truck from going into the bay. The suit also claims two-way traffic on the bridge at the time of the crash is inherently dangerous and has led to numerous other fatalities.

- Associated Press


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