Update [June 26, 2014]: Mark Ford has passed away from his injuries at a hospital on June 23. You can read an updated version of this blog post here.
ELLICOT CITY, MD — A crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer sent one motorist to the hospital in Ellicott City, Maryland on Thursday, June 12th, 2014, according to a news article released by WBAL-TV.
Police working with local accident investigators have said that they have reason to believe 51-year-old Mark Ford was hurt when the Toyota Tundra he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer that turned in front of him while driving on Interstate 70 around 9:40 Thursday night.
Scene of the Accident
Mark Ford was taken by EMS personnel to Shock Trauma Hospital where a spokesperson last listed him in critical condition. No other injuries were reported in the collision.
Officials from the Maryland State Police are currently investigating the accident.
The news report about the accident released over the weekend indicates that the tractor-trailer was making a turn when the accident happened. If this turns out to be true, I’d be very curious to see the layout of the road where the crash occurred. If the truck didn’t have the right of way, or if the driver failed to ensure the road was clear before he attempted the maneuver, the trucking company could be found liable for this accident, but it all depends on how the investigation turns out, either way, this situation needs a much closer look.
–Grossman Law Offices