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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | February 24, 2010
Edward Davis, a retired truck driver and caterer, died Feb. 16 of a heart attack at his West Baltimore home. He was 81. Mr. Davis, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was a 1946 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He worked as a truck driver for many years for Davidson Transfer. He retired in 1983 and had been an active member of Teamsters Local 557. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Davis owned and operated a Baltimore catering firm. Mr. Davis, who enjoyed cooking, liked entertaining family and friends at backyard cookouts.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion. The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last year when the train derailed and the explosion caused widespread damage throughout the nearby industrial area. The CSX Transportation train remained on the tracks this time, and no one was injured in the crash at 8:15 a.m. near 68th Street and Lake Drive.
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November 22, 2009
Maryland State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for pointing a fake gun at a dump truck driver Friday on the Baltimore Beltway. Troopers arrested the driver, Johnathan Maniah Adams, of Fort Worth, Texas. Adams was being held at the Baltimore County jail. - Associated Press
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A truck driver was sent to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries Monday morning after the driver's vehicle left southbound Interstate-97 near Route 3 and rolled downhill into an access road below, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said. Firefighters and paramedics responded at 9 a.m. to the rollover accident. The driver had already been removed from the truck and the engine compartment was on fire, officials said. Responders extinguished the fire and transported the driver to shock trauma, officials said.
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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.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2011
Donald E. Davis Sr., a retired truck driver and a former Baltimore resident, died May 31 of a stroke at a medical center in Cookeville, Tenn. He was 80. Born and raised on Nanticoke Street in Pigtown, Mr. Davis graduated in 1949 from Southern High School. In 1951, he joined the Navy, where he served aboard the dock landing ship USS Marcos as a seaman until being discharged in 1955. Mr. Davis worked as a truck driver for Wilkins Coffee in Baltimore from 1955 until the company's closing in 1970.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2010
A Pennsylvania truck driver died Monday afternoon after his vehicle jumped a curb and struck several trees on Northern Parkway west of Greenspring Avenue, a Baltimore Police spokesman said. Charles Bergholtz, 63, of Bensalem, Pa. was pronounced dead at 4:22 p.m. at Sinai Hospital, said the spokesman, Agent Donny Moses. Witnesses said Bergholtz had been driving a Volvo truck eastbound in the 2600 block of Northern Parkway when the vehicle began swerving and ultimately drove over a curb, striking several trees in a wooded area before it came to a stop, Moses said.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 25, 2010
Investigators looking into a light rail accident in Cockeysville said Wednesday that they expect to file charges against the driver of a tractor-trailer that crossed the train's path. The truck driver was identified by police as Mark Szurek, 53, who was behind the wheel of a 2007 Volvo cab pulling a Wabash trailer filled with plastic bottles when the crash occurred Tuesday morning. Szurek was driving for John W. Ritter Trucking Inc., based in Laurel. A preliminary investigation showed that Szurek drove into the path of the light rail train at a crossing that had a traffic signal, according to a Baltimore County police spokesman, Cpl. Michael Hill.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
The truck driver involved in a crash that sent another car careening off the Bay Bridge this summer pleaded guilty to traffic violations in October. Gabor Lovasz pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County District Court in Glen Burnie on Oct. 18 to four traffic charges, according to court records: failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed and unsafe lane changing. He was fined a total of $450, according to court records.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him. John Alban Jr. told a Baltimore County police investigator that he was talking via Bluetooth on his cell phone on his way to a recycling facility on May 28, when he made the turn north from his business toward Lake Drive....
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Seven people were taken to hospitals after a pickup truck ran into an assisted living facility in Reisterstown Friday evening, Baltimore County fire department officials said. The truck ran into the building, in the 600 block of Main St., around 6:30 p.m. and struck a gas line. No fire or explosion was caused by the ruptured line. Five of the eight residents of the assisted living facility were taken to the hospital, two with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.
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June 29, 2014
As you know, truck driver fatigue has recently garnered wide media attention because of the tragic crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured others including actor Tracy Morgan ( "Keep truckers alert," June 9). Unfortunately, the Tracy Morgan crash is just one example of the hundreds of thousands of truck crashes that occur on our nation's roadways each year. Every minute and a half of every day, a large truck is involved in a crash resulting in, on average, 4,000 yearly fatalities and 100,000 more injuries.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Producers and artists are quick to mythologize their roles in history.  J. Robbins would rather work.  As the frontman of the '90s post-punk band Jawbox, J. Robbins was a self-described “gung-ho touring maniac.” To the Silver Spring native, signing to the major label Atlantic Records and having the group's video for “Savory” played on MTV were accomplishments, but none were as rewarding as seeing the world. “I just loved to tour because I'd be like, 'Look where the band took me - we made it to the West Coast!
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March 24, 2014
Motorists on Maryland roads approaching a police or emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder with lights flashing are required by law to move over to the next lane or slow down to avoid the possibility of hitting anyone standing nearby. It's a sensible measure designed to protect law-enforcement and emergency personnel from becoming victims of the very traffic problems they are attempting to solve. But if you happen to be a tow truck operator assisting a disabled vehicle under similar circumstances, well, that's another story: You can put up orange cones and flash your lights all you want but other drivers are under no obligation to slow down, let alone change lanes to avoid you. They can whip past at 65 mph inches from where you're standing, and it's all perfectly legal.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
The truck driver involved in a crash that sent another car careening off the Bay Bridge this summer pleaded guilty to traffic violations in October. Gabor Lovasz pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County District Court in Glen Burnie on Oct. 18 to four traffic charges, according to court records: failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed and unsafe lane changing. He was fined a total of $450, according to court records.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
A New Jersey police officer has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting of a Lansdowne man on Interstate 97 in an alleged road rage incident. An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Joseph Lamont Walker, 40, on murder and weapons charges in the death June 8 of Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., a 36-year-old truck driver who grew up in the Old Mill area of the county. Walker, an officer with the Hudson County, N.J., prosecutor's office, was initially charged with second-degree murder, which is listed along with manslaughter as a lesser charge in the court documents filed Tuesday.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 24, 2010
Investigators looking into a light-rail accident in Cockeysville released the names Wednesday of the three drivers involved, and said charges were pending against the operator of the tractor-trailer that crossed the train's path. The truck driver in Tuesday morning's crash was identified as Mark Szurek, 53, who was behind the wheel of a 2007 Volvo cab pulling a Wabash trailer filled with plastic bottles. Szurek was driving for John W. Ritter Trucking Inc., based in Laurel. A preliminary investigation showed that Szurek drove into the path of the light-rail train at a signaled crossing, according to a Baltimore County police spokesman, Cpl. Michael Hill.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Crash experts from the National Transportation Safety Board were at a Glen Burnie salvage yard Thursday morning to look at the three vehicles involved in the Bay Bridge accident that catapulted a young woman and her car into the water. At the same time, state officials - including Gov. Martin O'Malley - went on the offensive to reassure the public that the 61-year-old bridge is safe and that they would implement any recommendations made by the NTSB. The federal inspectors spent more than two hours in the fenced-in lot at North County Towing and Recovery, looking at wreckage from the crash.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
One man died and another was seriously injured after a head-on collision between a pickup truck and a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Woodlawn on Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. Kirby Alexander Cooper Sr., 71, of the 2000 Block of Royal Court Drive in Woodlawn, died at the scene, police said. Cooper was driving a Ford F150 south on northbound Woodlawn Drive about 5:15 p.m. when he struck head-on an MTA bus turning onto Woodlawn Drive, police said. The bus driver was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
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