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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | September 5, 1993
The intersection is typical of many in Harford County. It is wide, flat and rural.And, recently, it has another distinction. It is also deadly -- the scene of two fatal accidents within 30 days.Three people were killed and one critically injured after a motorist tried to drive across the two southbound lanes and proceed north at Routes 7 and 715 in Aberdeen.On Aug. 31, a 41-year-old woman, a passenger in her mother's station wagon, was killed when a dump truck slammed into their Chevrolet.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Baltimore County police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday night in Glen Arm at Harford Road and Factory Road, the agency said. Word of the accident was posted to the county police department's social media accounts at around 8:30 p.m., but additional information was not immediately available.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
The emotional impact from two fatal collisions reverberated through a Carroll County courtroom yesterday.In choked words, emanating through sobs, friends and relatives of the accident victims and supporters of the defendants sought to explain the unexplainable.Beverly E. Harner, 43, of Littlestown, Pa., was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Route 97 near Pennsylvania on Oct. 11.Andrew M. Thompson, 22, of Sykesville and Kimberly Ann Reals, 19, of Mount Airy were killed in a single-car accident off Bloom Road near Muller Road on Oct. 6.Benjamin F. McCauley IV, 19, of Reisterstown and Brian W. Ridings, 24, of Taylorsville, convicted of manslaughter charges arising from the accidents, were driving after drinking alcohol when the fatal accidents occurred.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
As Rafi Montalvo was recovering last fall from a brain injury he sustained in a near-fatal car accident, the former Navy quarterback talked with teammate Will McKamey about his own return to the football field. McKamey, then a freshman, became an inspiration for Montalvo during his rehabilitation. When he was a senior at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall of 2012, McKamey had collapsed during a playoff game and was hopitalized for several days after suffering from a blood clot that caused bleeding and swelling of his brain.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
To Phoenix-area residents, it's simply "dead man's curve" - a twisting section of Jarrettsville Pike that lies at the bottom of a steep hill near a meandering stream, where mature trees block the line of sight in both directions. Four yellow signs warn of dangers: the sharp curve, the steep grade, crossing deer and an upcoming school bus stop. But drivers often ignore the signs and speed down the hill, say those who live and work in the area. "If it was on flat ground, it wouldn't be an issue, but because of that hill, people have some speed and they just don't know what's coming," said Bob Thompson, who co-owns Lothorian Pools at the bottom of the hill, just beyond the curve.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | February 10, 1992
Fatal road accidents in the county dropped during the last year, giving Anne Arundel the fifth-highest rank in the state, as compared with its rank of third in 1990.Fifty-eight people died in 53 accidents in the county last year, as compared with 70 fatalities in 65 accidents in 1990, county police figures show."Enforcement has a lot to do with it," said Officer Charles Brown, who compiles statistics for the county police Traffic Safety Unit. "But to be honest, I was working radar one day and stopped a teen-ager for speeding at about 5 p.m. Later that evening, he was in a drunken-driving accident.
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By From Staff Reports | May 30, 1995
It took an air show in Annapolis to break the spell for about an hour, but except for that, Maryland highways experienced heavy traffic and no fatalities as the holiday weekend neared its end yesterday evening, police reported.Tracey Thompson, a communications operator for the State Highway Administration, said late yesterday that no accidents had been reported on the route from Ocean City to the western Shore yesterday, and that traffic kept moving all day.She said the biggest problem occurred from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., when a six-mile backup developed on U.S. 50 between Route 2 and the Bay Bridge.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | May 26, 1995
If you're driving Memorial Day weekend, be warned: More Maryland State Police will be on the highways this holiday weekend, aiming to arrest speeders and aggressive drivers -- those motorists following too closely, constantly switching lanes or merging into traffic without yielding.The reasoning for the aggressive approach? Fatal accidents in Maryland have risen nearly 35 percent this year compared to the same time last year.As of Sunday, 270 people have died on Maryland roads this year, up from 203 for the same period last year, Mike McKelvin, a state police spokesman.
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By James L. Hecht | July 3, 1998
AFTER MY 9-year-old son Andy died in a preventable accident at Yellowstone National Park, Congress sent a clear message to the National Park Service to improve safety. As a result, hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries were avoided.But that was many years ago. After years of improved safety performance, the rate of fatal accidents has been inching up over the past decade. Last year, 179 visitors to national parks were killed in accidents -- 0.65 deaths per 1 million visitors, the highest rate since 1980.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress. "I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in Suburban Airport in Laurel surrounded by tools, parts and the remains of a bird's nest that fell through a hole in the roof. "I have confidence in my ability to make it work properly. " Kesselring's daring hobby is increasingly shared by other enthusiasts as the number of amateur-built airplanes grows every year, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association.
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March 3, 2014
Here's a number that ought to be memorized by every elected official in the state of Maryland: 485. That's how many people died in traffic collisions in 2011 in this state (the most recent year for which such statistics are available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). That's the equivalent of about 10 full motor coaches. Yet the number that's being discussed these days in the General Assembly is 70. That's how fast, in miles per hour, some believe motorists should be allowed to drive on certain state highways, and under the circumstances, it's more than a little surprising that raising the speed limit is even on the legislative agenda.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis. The bills also would make distracted driving resulting in a death or serious injury a misdemeanor in Maryland, punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Advocates say the legislation would save lives by deterring distracted driving in an age when cellphone use is increasingly being linked to deadly car accidents, and when many in Maryland support harsher penalties for it. Civil liberty advocates have raised concerns about the proposed law's constitutionality.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
A driver was killed and another driver injured in a two-vehicle collision on Northern Parkway on Friday morning, according to Baltimore City police. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Sarah Connolly said that police and emergency personnel responded to an accident on the 4100 block of westbound Northern Parkway and Reisterstown Road that occurred at around 7:25 a.m. Connolly said that a preliminary investigation revealed that John Malcolm Weems, 48, of Reisterstown, was driving a Dodge Durango southbound on Reisterstown Road when, while intersecting Northern Parkway, the vehicle crossed medians on both Reisterstown Road and Northern Parkway and struck a BMW 328i that was traveling on Northern Parkway.
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By Kevin Rector and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
The investigation into an accident that killed a pedestrian along the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Anne Arundel County closed the roadway in both directions for hours on Wednesday morning, though all lanes have since reopened. The accident that took place just prior to 5 a.m. on the southbound side of the parkway shut all southbound lanes until nearly 10 a.m., and northbound lanes for several hours. A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on the southbound side about 4:54 a.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, said Paul Brooks, a spokesman for the Park Police, which monitors the highway.
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By Pamela Wood and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
Kyle Aldridge died after stepping off a parade float being driven by his grandfather, who was preparing to steer onto the Annapolis route for the annual Fourth of July procession of dance teams, antique firetrucks and hand-shaking politicians. The 7-year-old's death came during a longstanding tradition in Annapolis, not unlike local parades organized in communities across Maryland on Independence Day . The popular event is held in the evening before a display of fireworks is launched from a barge off City Dock.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
An early morning fatal crash on Interstate 95 South at the Intercounty Connector in Prince George's County involving three vehicles, including a tractor trailer, backed up traffic for nearly four hours on Wednesday, according to the Maryland State Police. The state Department of Transportation reported the incident at 3:38 a.m., and SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said that traffic was diverted east and west along Route 32 to southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway, U.S. 1 and Route 29. DOT reported the incident cleared at 7:10 a.m. It was one among three that have shut down traffic in both directions on the region's roadways, according to the state transportation authorities.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
Recreational boating fatalities decreased to a record low of 784 nationwide last year, down 15 percent since 1991 and part of a 25 percent decline since 1984, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.The Coast Guard attributes the decrease in fatal accidents to more people wearing personal flotation devices, formal training and careful and sober operation of boats.But while fatalities are declining, the number of accidents reported has increased, with an all-time high of 2,685 incidents -- last year.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1999
On a brisk, sunny autumn day, the job of harvesting grain can be glorious and satisfying work.But it can also be dangerous -- more dangerous than being a police officer on the street.Heavy equipment, large animals, chemicals, long hours, solitary working conditions and the stress of nature's unforgiving deadlines all conspire to make farming the second-most dangerous occupation in the nation, according to national statistics."My wife says every time you walk out on the farm, there's an accident waiting to happen," said Franklin Feeser, who raises hogs and grain near Taneytown.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress. "I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in Suburban Airport in Laurel surrounded by tools, parts and the remains of a bird's nest that fell through a hole in the roof. "I have confidence in my ability to make it work properly. " Kesselring's daring hobby is increasingly shared by other enthusiasts as the number of amateur-built airplanes grows every year, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association.
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April 21, 2013
Baltimore County Police were on the scene Sunday investigating a vehicle crash in the Route 40 area eastbound at Martin Boulevard in the Middle River area. Police said that at 6:27 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched to eastbound Route 40 at Martin Boulevard for a crash with injuries. Responding units found a single vehicle crash involving a Ford Mustang with four occupants. Two passengers, an adult female and an adult male, were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims have not been identified and no next of kin notifications have been made, police said.
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