Interstate Accident in Silver Spring Kills One, Injures Another
Posted on May 03, 2012
One person died and at least one more was injured on Monday, April 23 in a Maryland truck accident along Interstate 495 in Silver Spring.
The accident occurred just a few minutes after 2:00 a.m. between Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue. Traffic headed westbound in the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway was closed off while police cleared the road of debris.
The accident involved a double Sysco tractor-trailer and at least two passenger cars, possibly three.
According to a preliminary investigation, the first two cars had been involved in a minor accident shortly before the fatal crash and were stopped along the side of the road. When one of the drivers stepped out of his car to assess the damage, a tractor-trailer hit him and the other vehicle.
One person was confirmed dead in the Maryland truck crash, and at least one more was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. None of the identities of those involved in the accident have been released.
Maryland State Police and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue both responded to the scene of the accident. Traffic was rerouted for nearly four hours to clean up an oil spill from the accident and for police to conduct a crash investigation.
This latest Montgomery County accident is the eleventh fatal crash on the interstate since February 2011. Interstate accidents frequently end in fatalities.
The Silver Spring accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin have experience representing those injured or the family members of those killed in Maryland car accidents. We express our condolences to the families of the victims affected by this accident.