A University of Maryland police trainee who was critically injured during a training exercise with Baltimore Police in February has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County. According to the lawsuit by the trainee, who was shot during the drill, proper precautions were not taken to protect the trainees.
A police officer and a tow-truck driver were injured on June 7, shutting down the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 for two hours in busy Friday evening Baltimore traffic. The truck driver fell approximately 25 feet off the elevated Jones Falls Expressway (JFX).
According to the Federal Railroad Association (FRA), of the 631 public grade railroad crossings in Maryland, only twenty percent are gated. Most of the ungated crossing use flashing lights or bells, but about eighty have only a sign to warn drivers of possible oncoming trains.