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Photos: Crash at Pratt and MLK

Accident at Pratt and MLK

Charm City Streets has write-up of this crash at Pratt and MLK between a van and a truck. The impact flipped the van on its side and it had to be taken apart to remove the driver.

Is MLK simply too fast?

The transportation industry no longer refers to traffic crashes as accidents, preferring to emphasize the known and preventable causes of these collisions. And there is no doubt about the causes of these crashes on MLK. The city has designed a six-lane highway through the heart of Baltimore. But it’s not grade-separated, like JFX which keeps speeding traffic physically apart from people. Homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools are all located directly on MLK which means lots of people walking along and across the highway. 40,000 vehicles a day speed up and down the street as fast as they can, while Baltimore DOT does nothing but encourage it.

Full post here.

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  • John Stechschulte

    You quote: “The transportation industry no longer refers to traffic crashes as accidents” but your title says “Accident at . . .” May I suggest you revise the title?

  • Seth Lueck

    Done.