A tragic automobile accident took the life of a Maryland resident not long ago along a stretch of Interstate 70. As a Baltimore personal injury attorney and auto accident lawyer, I know that many dozens of people are killed every year riding as passengers in another individual’s car, pickup truck or SUV.
Motor vehicle accidents, both passenger car and commercial truck crashes, take the lives of thousands of people every year in this country Maryland. The result of this crash is sadly typical of many traffic collisions. In addition to the person who was killed, three others where taken to area hospitals for medical treatment.
According to news reports, the accident happened a little after 2am when a Nissan Altima, driven by 51-year-old Terrance Goode, hit a Volkswagen Jetta on I-70. Based on Maryland State Police reports, the Jetta was being driven by 24-year-old Ashley Gilbert of Monrovia, MD.
As a result of the crash, 61-year-old Barbara Tarver died after being transported by helicopter to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Goode, a Glen Burnie resident, was also flown to Shock Trauma where he was listed in critical condition at the time of the news article.
Gilbert and a second occupant of Goode’s vehicle, 61-year-old Sylvia Hall, were both transported to Washington County Hospital. According to reports, Gilbert was listed in serious condition at the time of the article.
Maryland State Police troopers stated that the accident caused some other vehicles to be damaged from the debris of the initial crash. In all, 10 people were send to local medical centers, six of whom only needed routine check ups to assure they were uninjured.
Baltimore woman killed in weekend accident on I-70, Herald-Mail.com, August 23, 2010