Aggressive driving is the cause of many accidents on Maryland’s highways and city streets. Whether it’s road rage, joy-riding or just plain showing off, aggressive drivers can hurt or injure other innocent motorists without much concern for their own safety. As a personal injury attorney and car accident lawyer serving the residents of Baltimore and surrounding areas, I have seen the result of fast, thoughtless drivers over the years.
Car, truck and SUV accidents can easily result in multiple injuries to occupants and bystanders, especially in a dense urban setting. Regardless of the reasons, injuries from these kinds of accidents can include bruising and abrasions, broken bones, neck and back injuries and even fatal brain trauma.
A recent article points out how sometimes it is the aggressive driver himself who gets hurt during an accident of his own making. According to police, Clemmis Tommy Futrell, of the 3400 block of Winterberry Court, in Reisterstown, was changing lanes quickly while moving in and out of traffic along Reisterstown Road in the morning hours of January 11.
As the man approached the Garrison Forest School, he apparently ignored the red light in the front of the school. In doing so, Futrell’s Ford Expedition struck a passenger car driven by Baltimore resident, John S. Banks, who was trying to turn left into a nearby Home Depot parking lot. Banks was reportedly unhurt in the crash.
The force of the impact caused Futrell’s vehicle to crash into a BGE utility pole before overturning on the side of the road. Emergency crews responding to the accident found Futrell unconscious and trapped in his truck. After extricating the driver and treating him at the scene, they transported him by medivac chopper to Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center. He was discharged later that day.
Reisterstown Road crash result of aggressive driving, ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com, January 12, 2010