Posted on Oct 09, 2012

A young man is dead and 10 others injured following a Maryland auto accident that occurred in nearby Anne Arundel County the evening of Saturday, Sept. 8.

Marcus Antonio Anderson, age 27, was driving a 2002 Lincoln LS eastbound along Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie shortly before 10 p.m. when the accident happened.

As Anderson attempted to maneuver a curve just west of Crain Highway, he crossed the double yellow line and crashed head-on into a Maryland Transit Administration bus traveling westbound.

The force of the impact threw the car backwards more than 40 feet. The car quickly caught on fire, but the Anne Arundel County Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames before any additional injury was done.

Unfortunately, it was too late for Anderson, who died before rescue personnel could get him to the hospital. Anderson was a resident of Odenton.

Anderson’s 14-year-old passenger, who has not been identified, was rushed to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

Anne Arundel County police say neither Anderson nor his passenger were wearing seat belts.

The driver of the bus, Astrea Narcis, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, as were eight of his 10 passengers on the No. 14 bus.

Anne Arundel County police do not yet know what caused Anderson to cross the centerline or if alcohol was involved. They do believe speed may have been a factor.

The Maryland personal injury lawyers of Nickelsporn & Lundin express our condolences to the family of Mr. Anderson and the others involved in this accident.

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