Some Baltimore residents may recall the terrible drunk driving accident that occurred in Ocean City last May. Over Memorial Day weekend last year, a 22-year-old Towson University student was hit by a drunk driver while he was crossing the street.
In response to the apparent dangers facing motorists when they drive while distracted, Maryland's General Assembly recently passed a law that strengthens its distracted driving laws.
Last week, a 1-year-old child was hospitalized for serious injuries after the infant was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Columbia, Maryland. The child's mother was driving when their vehicle struck a school bus with two children onboard. No one on the bus was harmed in the accident.
More than 40 states hold businesses partially accountable for drunk driving accidents when crashes are caused by patrons who are over-served alcohol by businesses. However, Maryland is not one of those states.