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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Windy Weather to Blame for Overturned Tractor-Trailer on Cambridge Bridge

Photo sent in by viewer Lindsay Hall of overturned tractor-trailer on Malkus Bridge between Cambridge and Trappe.

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Traffic was shut down for about two hours Friday after a FedEx tractor-trailer overturned on the Malkus Bridge between Cambridge and Trappe. Following an investigation by Maryland State Police, weather has been deemed the cause of the accident.
According to MSP, the tractor-trailer, driven by Richard L. Fleishman, 36, of Linthicum, was blown over by a large, powerful gust just before 4 p.m. Friday, while crossing the bridge. Fleishman was transported to Dorchester General Hospital for minor injuries sustained in the accident.
MSP say no charges will be issued in this incident.

1 comment:

Doehrman Chamberlain said...

Your photo demonstrates the effect that weather can have on large tractor trailers, and it is certainly fortunate that nobody was seriously injured by a truck of that size tipping over. The photo also resembles an accident scene caused by improper loading when uneven distribution of weight leads to truck accidents. Hopefully your readers will keep this photo in mind when following or passing tractor trailers in inclement weather.