Driver dies as truck plunges off Bay Bridge

The driver of a tractor trailer was killed early Sunday morning as a result of a three-vehicle collision on the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge that caused the 18-wheeler to plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, ... Full Story
SAS

United States

#102 Aug 11, 2008
OctoberSky wrote:
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Easily..if the driver swerved to avoid striking a vehicle the load can easily shift and if that happens no telling the outcome because it's very easy to lose control of it at that point. This article said he was traveling too fast (55 in a 45). I want anybody to follow me to work and home any day and try to find a single person who stays at or under the posted limit. They are few and far between. The priss in the car belongs in jail...was she checking her hair in the mirror, lighting a cigarette, or changing the cd; how about yaking on the phone and not paying any attention? Whatever it was, she caused the death of this man and in a horrible way.
I agree. Nothing will be done, just like nothing was done re that big accident caused last year by someone's carelessness.
Etek

Galesville, MD

#103 Aug 11, 2008
So to cut through all the AAA B.S. and innuendo....WHAT HAPPENED?
My guess is the Camaro cut the truck off. Imagine that, a testosterone pumped dirtball or estrogen laden cellphone yakker in a Camaro causing an accident. Naw, couldn't be.

“Obama 2008”

Since: Feb 08

Mountain Top, PA

#106 Aug 11, 2008
Bay Bridge accident called an 'anomaly'
What, as opposed to a "normal occurrence"?

I should certainly hope so.
Tom

Severna Park, MD

#107 Aug 11, 2008
"Maryland has never been able to get a handle on managing cross bay traffic" Actually, Maryland has never been able to get a handle on how to teach people to drive! There is no driving school in the country that teaches people to drive two inches from the bumper of the car in front of them but one can't even drive around the corner without the experience of having one of these morons right on your tail. And where is law enforcement! Down in Charles County arresting a lady for trespassing because her dog took a sh*t on a State Police Seargeants lawn!
vjg515

AOL

#108 Aug 11, 2008
this bridge speed limit should be no faster then 25 miles per hour 55 is too fast for such a narrow lane bridge! bottem line SPEED KILLS ....lets get this speed limit reduced n save lives.
Fatal Dingbat Alert

Randallstown, MD

#109 Aug 11, 2008
19-year-old Candy Lynn Baldwin will have some explaining to do if the report of the accident is true. Being sorry or contrite is not enough especially if her idiocy took a man's life. Nothing she can ever do will be enough for that man's family. If she was at fault I hope she is forbidden to drive for the rest of her life.

A dingbat like her is an accident waiting to happen. So help me if she was high or drunk may she sent to prison for 50 years.
Fatal Dingbat Alert

Randallstown, MD

#110 Aug 11, 2008
Etek wrote:
So to cut through all the AAA B.S. and innuendo....WHAT HAPPENED?
My guess is the Camaro cut the truck off. Imagine that, a testosterone pumped dirtball or estrogen laden cellphone yakker in a Camaro causing an accident. Naw, couldn't be.
Cellphone dope most likely seeing as her name was 19-year-old Candy Lynn Baldwin. The only acceptable pennence (sp?) is for her to commit sepuku. An eye for an eye - no to mention the fact she wasted 300,000 manhours by her poor decision. That's 100,000 people stuck in that mess (including me) for an average of 3 hours each.
Libglib

Baltimore, MD

#112 Aug 12, 2008
Just imagine what it will be like in 10 or 15 years when the eastbound span has to be replaced. Sunday's inconvenience will occur daily without a third span plus ferry plus a ton of people going around the Bay.
Eric

Bloomfield, NJ

#113 Aug 12, 2008
Before you all continue bashing my friend.
Just know that she was up preparing for her mothers wedding and driving people from the airport the day before, she was on her way home exausted. She was NOT drinking. This is simply a very unfortunate accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the driver and Candy.
I was there

Maidens, VA

#114 Aug 12, 2008
This was a tragic accident that happened very early in the morning and I understand that it takes time to work out traffic problems but couldn't more have been done to inform and alleviate some of the traffic problems? My family and I were headed to the Eastern Shore. We entered the traffic backup at 3pm on Saturday. We sat in traffic for 7 hours and drove 6 miles in that time. It was 10 pm when we arrived on the other side of the bridge. There was 1 overhead sign about 10 miles before the bridge that said there was a 4 hour delay but we had no idea what had happened. We sat in the traffic making the most of it - enjoying each other. It was so frustrating how people think that rules don't apply in these situations as hundreds of cars would fly up the emergency lane to try to get ahead of others. I am not sure what causes people to think that they can do that. It is so frustrating to the others who are patient and it causes further backups. There was never any direction from the police and believe it or not they actually still charged the toll to cross the bridge! That was insane. Once cars got through the toll they had to merge left to be able to cross the bridge on the wrong side but you were just left to figure it out and fight that on your own. There was no direction from anyone. Couldn't the toll worker have at least told us that? I am thankful that more people were not injured in all of the craziness. Once we crossed the bridge, we found a place to stop and we had to wait in line for 45 minutes to use a restroom! That was difficult after waiting 7 hours in the car. This will be a trip we will never forget!

Since: Sep 07

Midlothian, Virginia

#115 Aug 12, 2008
Eric wrote:
Before you all continue bashing my friend.
Just know that she was up preparing for her mothers wedding and driving people from the airport the day before, she was on her way home exausted. She was NOT drinking. This is simply a very unfortunate accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the driver and Candy.
Eric, I will agree that this was a most unfortunate accident and she's going to have a horrible time living with herself moving forward if she has a detectable trace of soul in her body.

I must say; however, her myspace page does little to evoke sympathy. The page makes her look shallow and vacant. Maybe she's a great gal, but, a self-admitted "b1tch" doesn't do much to make me feel sorry for her.
Jack

Windsor Mill, MD

#116 Aug 12, 2008
Ok, enough is enough! Everyone, take a break, sit back and reflect. Who among us does not speed? Who among us do not occasionally drive while tired? Who among us do not occasionally get pissed for the inconvenience of a traffic jam?. Tell me YOU don’t drive at times with the radio loud or talk on a cell phone. Sh#t happens. It’s unfortunate that accidents happen, but they do. In the 50 some years that the span has been open this is the first time a vehicle has gone into the water. Speed, the angle the truck hit the jersey wall, the height and weight of the truck, driver error, this and probably more contributed to this unfortunate accident. The bridge is safe, two way traffic or not! As long as WE drive with out concern about the other drivers on the road nothing, not even a higher jersey wall will prevent things like this from happening. Drive like you have some sense! Leave for work 10 minutes earlier. So what if you’re late, it’s better then being dead.

Oh, and to Ashley, the person who doesn’t like “westerners” visiting the eastern shore, sorry you feel that way. Maybe we don’t like easterners over here! Actually honey, this is our country, all of us, and we are damn lucky to be able to visit this great country of ours from sea to shining sea. Thanks to our men and woman in the armed forces. Besides, if it weren’t for us westerners visiting “your eastern shore” in Delaware, you might actually have to pay taxes!

Pray for everyone involved in Sunday mishap that they may find peace in God.

Remember; drive like you have some sense. SOMEBODY LOVES YOU!
donald taylor

Salisbury, MD

#117 Aug 12, 2008
This is a tragic accident and to the family of Mr John Short of Willards My prayers go out to them. All I can say is this I don't know what happen or who is at fault. The driver of the Prius said that Ms. Baldwin (the driver of the Camaro) was at fault but I would like to put the blame else where if I could, how about the operators of the bridge. What was the purpose of having two traffic in the first place? I served 20 years in the US Navy and when there was a mishap there was a Lesson Learned session that we had to correct any mistakes. So how in the world can there be TWO Fatal Accidents within a 14 or 15 month span a total of FOUR people DIE on this bridge WHILE two way traffic is in effect HMMM. That is a mishap just waiting to happen. How much longer will this go on? Somebody needs to get called to the rug on this matter. That bridge is death trap
I've traveled the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and that is alot more than the Bay Bridge. No Lights at night,jersey walls two way traffic when it is not needed? When will it end??
donald taylor

Salisbury, MD

#118 Aug 12, 2008
AMEN JACK I like that!!!!!!!!!!
mplo

Boston, MA

#119 Aug 12, 2008
What a terrible accident--I'm sorry the man died, and for the family of the man who was killed in that horrible accident. As for the young woman who caused the accident and the fatality, with her cell-phone use, if that be the case, she was totally irresponsible and should pay for it in some way or other, because the young woman clearly wasn't taught any sense of responsibility. Cellphone use while driving a car is a disaster.
Keep Trying

Reston, VA

#120 Aug 12, 2008
mplo wrote:
What a terrible accident--I'm sorry the man died, and for the family of the man who was killed in that horrible accident. As for the young woman who caused the accident and the fatality, with her cell-phone use, if that be the case, she was totally irresponsible and should pay for it in some way or other, because the young woman clearly wasn't taught any sense of responsibility. Cellphone use while driving a car is a disaster.
Enough with the cell phone agenda. She admitted that she fell asleep, there was no mention of cell phone use, not to mention it was 4:00am (who was she talking to?). It may have helped if she was on the phone, since it may have kept her AWAKE!
Fatal Dingbat Alert

Randallstown, MD

#121 Aug 12, 2008
Eric wrote:
Before you all continue bashing my friend.
Just know that she was up preparing for her mothers wedding and driving people from the airport the day before, she was on her way home exausted. She was NOT drinking. This is simply a very unfortunate accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the driver and Candy.
If she crossed the center line- as in drove in the west bound lane and forced the trucker to take evasive (and fatal) action then she is guilty of murder. Plain and simple- no excuses and intolerable. So help me if she had done that to me I would have come back fro mthe grave to haunt her.

There are so many bad drivers out there who get away with murder. Saying your sorry for something like this doesn't cut it. If she has a bad driving record - as in just a careless menace- then she should be given the opportunity to off herself. If she is chicken then let the state do it- but that will cost too much. Let your friend know that she is guilty of murder - especially if she has a bad driving record. By teh way if she does it will be reported soon enough.

Dingbats who cross the center line are murderers!
mplo

Boston, MA

#122 Aug 12, 2008
Eric wrote:
Before you all continue bashing my friend.
Just know that she was up preparing for her mothers wedding and driving people from the airport the day before, she was on her way home exausted. She was NOT drinking. This is simply a very unfortunate accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the driver and Candy.
So what if she was up preparing for her mother's wedding and driving people from the airport?!? Whether she was drinking or not, she shouldn't have used her cellphone, nor did she have any business driving when she was that exhausted. She was irresponsible, didn't use common sense, and a life was lost as a consequence of that lapse of judgement on your friend's part.
mplo

Boston, MA

#123 Aug 12, 2008
Keep Trying wrote:
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Enough with the cell phone agenda. She admitted that she fell asleep, there was no mention of cell phone use, not to mention it was 4:00am (who was she talking to?). It may have helped if she was on the phone, since it may have kept her AWAKE!
Again, she should've had the good, common sense to take a nap before driving, so that she wouldn't end up killing somebody. Again, the notion that being on a cellphone while driving keeps one awake and alert is pure poppycock. The lamest excuse yet.
mplo

Boston, MA

#124 Aug 12, 2008
Motorhead Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Eric, I will agree that this was a most unfortunate accident and she's going to have a horrible time living with herself moving forward if she has a detectable trace of soul in her body.
I must say; however, her myspace page does little to evoke sympathy. The page makes her look shallow and vacant. Maybe she's a great gal, but, a self-admitted " **** " doesn't do much to make me feel sorry for her.
She doesn't sound like such a great gal to me. She's not someone I'D like to get to know. Since I've done a good amount of corresponding with people on the internet, I've become a pretty good judge of what kind of a person one is who I'm communicating with online. This one sounds vapid, irreesponsible, and without conscience.

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