A Brutal Weekend In the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Apr 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
There were at least three fatal car crashes in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia in the past few days. A lady from Fairhaven, MA was killed when she was struck by a tractor trailer in Virginia. Her name is Elizabeth Lyman. This crash occurred at about 2 PM when traffic was backed up on Interstate 495 West to Interstate 95 South when the tractor trailer swerved from the roadway to the right shoulder to avoid hitting a car that had slowed to stop. The truck side swiped the woman's 1998 Plymouth Voyager, struck the woman and went back into traffic. The driver of the tractor trailer, Nodarse Garcia was charged with reckless driving and with driving an overweight vehicle.
There were also two fatal motorcycle accidents. In the first, which occurred in Washington, D.C., a motorcyclist named David E. Gross of Mount Rainier, MD was killed. The other motorcycle crash occurred in Maryland. Matthew B. Buc of Lake Park Court in Maryland was killed.
The Washington D.C. Suburban area roadways are dangerous and we urge all of our friends to drive safe and to pay attention. It should be noted that the Maryland Legislature is on the verge of passing a new law that will ban talking on your cell phone while driving (Washington, D.C. already has this law).