Some bridges and roads in Maryland were closed early this month on account of truck accidents caused by high winds, according to the Maryland Gazette. A tractor trailer turned over on its side, forcing authorities to close the Bay Bridge. They elected to keep it closed to prevent more accidents after winds sustained speeds over 55 miles per hour for ten minutes.
The tractor trailer rolled over on its side and was leaning on the bridge’s guardrail, according to Maryland Department of Transportation Administration (MDTA) spokesman Ray Feldman. The driver did not suffer serious injury.
As winter weather conditions drag on through March for New Jersey drivers must exercise caution and be prepared. Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in a truck accident.
Tip of the week: High winds can be very hazardous. Try to avoid driving in any winds over 35 mph if you can. Drive slower than usual, as you never know when a gust may thrust your vehicle. Leave trucks and larger vehicles plenty of space; they have more flat surface area than other vehicles and are prone to tipping over, especially if they are empty.
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