Gaithersburg, MD (March 8, 2022) – A crash involving a box truck and a transit bus with special needs patients in Montgomery County sent several people to area hospitals with injuries. At 12:50 p.m., on March 8, the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services responded to a major collision on Interstate 270.
Reports provided by MCFRS show that a box truck and a transit van collided on the northbound side of Interstate 270. The crash caused delays near Shady Grove Road. The incident prompted firefighters and officers with the Montgomery County Police Department to close off the roadway for an extended time.
A Medical Ambulance Bus responded to help provide treatment to at least six people who were hurt in the crash. The six injured parties were all transported to hospitals in the area for further medical assistance.
The Montgomery County Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the crash.
Our warmest thoughts are with the six patients hurt in this crash.
Car Accidents in Maryland
Every year, more than 60,000 bus crashes occur in the United States. Given the fact that buses carry a significant number of passengers, these crashes often turn out to be mass casualty incidents.
Being involved in a bus accident can increase the severity of injuries that victims sustain. The fact that there are a lot of people on buses means it can be more challenging for medical personnel to render timely aid to those in need. Regrettably, these crashes often result in serious and life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common injuries bus crash victims are left with include:
- Broken bones or severe and debilitating compound fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries that require immediate medical care
- Spinal cord injuries, which can result in paralysis
- Severe cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Burn injuries that cause nerve and muscle damage
When people are hurt in bus crashes in the state of Maryland, they may have legal options they can utilize to help them move forward. More often than not, victims are able to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, and a variety of other damages that they face from their crashes. Reaching out to a Gaithersburg bus crash lawyer as soon as possible can improve your chances of getting justice.
Gaithersburg Personal Injury Lawyers
The Gaithersburg personal injury lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC can help you collect insurance information for all involved drivers, obtain a copy of the police report, and determine the economic and non-economic damages you have been forced to endure.
For more than 65-years, our knowledgeable legal team has fought to help victims in Gaithersburg and throughout Montgomery County get justice after being harmed in crashes. Our lawyers can help you pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent parties involved in your crash and make them pay.
Contact our Maryland personal injury law firm today by calling 301-251-8776 to schedule a free case review with our team at your earliest convenience.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when writing this accident news post. These sources include but are not limited to local news sources, local and state police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in and around Maryland. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC immediately so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: We hope that our readers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle in an effort to reduce accidents in Maryland. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.