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Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland.

According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas was heading south on Route 235 when he allegedly crossed over the center median and hit a Ford F250, being driven by Gottschall. The force of the impact caused Gottschall’s vehicle to then strike a Mercury sedan, being driven by 34-year-old Erin King.

Thomas and Gottschall were both rushed to Prince George’s County Shock Trauma. It does not appear that King was injured in the collision. Police are still investigating to find out what factors may have contributed to the accident.

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When drivers of large commercial vehicles aren’t paying attention to the road, serious accidents can occur. While we don’t know what happened in this accident, if police reports are correct, the driver veered into oncoming traffic.

While this could have been because of something outside the driver’s control, such as a medical issue or a mechanical failure, it is far more likely that the driver was driving while distracted.

I see accidents like these all the time, and often, the trucking company has neglected to hire safe drivers or properly train their drivers. It’s important to investigate these accidents to find out what happened so that future accidents like these won’t occur.

—Grossman Law Offices

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