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November 28, 2012
Speed kills. Between 2001 and 2010, excessive speeding caused one-third of all traffic fatalities in Maryland. Maryland suffered 154 speed-related traffic fatalities in 2010. In comparison, the Maryland State Fire Marshall announced 71 fire fatalities in Maryland in 2010 - less than half the number who died from speeding. Ninety-five percent of those speed-related fatal accidents took place on urban roads. Speeding kills more than twice as many Marylanders as fires do, and it kills most of its victims on city streets.
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NEWS
August 24, 2012
Over the years, we have often disagreed with Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. on numerous matters of law and social justice. But it gives us no satisfaction to learn of the Anne Arundel Republican's involvement in a horrific boating accident Wednesday on the Magothy River. The accident caused serious injury to six people, including Mr. Dwyer, another adult and four children. Mr. Dwyer had been drinking and operating one of the vessels, the "Baja," a 26-foot runabout that collided with an 18.5-foot Bayliner and sank near Cornfield Creek.
NEWS
July 8, 2008
Annapolis police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred near the U.S. Naval Academy after a federal police officer tried to pull over a speeding motorcycle, authorities said yesterday. The crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. Saturday at Monterey and Ridgely avenues when the driver of the motorcycle went through a stop sign and hit a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera, police said. A Department of Defense police officer assigned to the Naval Academy first noticed the motorcycle speeding near Gate 8, police said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | September 17, 1994
The gashed hull of a Boston whaler tells Cpl. Dennis W. Leland that a terrible hit-and-run accident occurred last weekend on the Chesapeake Bay, leaving a mother and son dead.But there are few other clues to what happened a week ago near the mouth of the Choptank River in an accident that killed a sister-in-law and nephew of Montgomery County Executive Neal Potter.Evidence does not tell police where the accident occurred. Or how it happened. Or even what type of boat hit the Boston whaler -- it could be as small as a motorboat or as large as an oil tanker.
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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 Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
One person died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County Friday afternoon, police said. Just before 4 p.m., the crash occurred on the southbound side of the highway at the spur to eastbound U.S. Route 50, according to Maryland State Police. The crash is being investigated by officers from the Glen Burnie Barracks, who had not made any details about the accident's cause available by 10 p.m. The accident caused traffic on the two highways to back up for miles until the early evening.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | May 2, 2008
Anne Arundel County police are stepping up traffic enforcement at several intersections across the county after two fatal vehicle accidents, the most recent a five-car crash in Severn that killed a 19-year-old man. Authorities are targeting 10 intersections that they said account for 20 percent of recent accidents in northern Anne Arundel, for increased enforcement.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | August 29, 1993
Now that the precise location of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border across Route 165 north from Pylesville has been determined, Pennsylvania State Police will reconstruct the fatal accident that left a 21-year-old man dead and three people injured Aug. 21 near Pylesville.Terry James Seiple, 21, of Red Lion, Pa., a passenger in the back seat of a 1977 Ford Mustang driven by a friend, was killed in a head-on collision with a 1977 Chevrolet van that had crossed the center line.The driver of the Mustang, Brett Laughman, 20, of Dallastown, Pa., and another passenger, Melissa Flaharty, 20, of Airville, Pa., were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | July 27, 2006
A Columbia woman was sentenced to six months in the Howard County Detention Center yesterday after a drunken driving accident resulted in the death of her husband. Howard County Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman also placed Maricela Janeth Knight, of the 6300 block of Gray Sea Way, on six months of home detention and then five years of supervised probation after her release. She also will be required to complete 500 hours of community service, possibly with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and local schools, according to Assistant State's Attorney Stacy Mayer.
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