Accidents have always fascinated me. I would often wonder for long periods after seeing an accident: Why did this accident happen? Who was at fault? Though you can click here
for a larger image, this accident
is featured further below on this page.

Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Wrecks :


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In the 7/14/2004 the local Gazette, on page A-26, we read the following, by Chris Williams, Staff Writer for the Gazette:

Teen Struck by police cruiser

A 15-year-old Potomac boy was struck by a Maryland Police cruiser on Thursday evening when he stepped in front of the oncoming car. Alexander Li, of the 8700 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane, who received serious head and other injuries, was released from Maryland Shock Trauma on Saturday, according to hospital spokesoman Cindy Rivers.

Chris Williams goes on to describe other details of the situation, including the following:

Sgt. Michael Hartnett was responding to a personal injury collision, according to a release from police.

Basically, the story from Chris Williams (Staff Writer for The Gazette) describes how the Cop struck the 15-year old, while Cop Hartnett was on his way, responding to a bicyclist-struck-by-a-car incident.

Uh, ok. I'm surprised the 15-year old he struck was allowed to go as far as the hospital. I mean why didn't the Cop just shoot the poor kid, if the cop intended to drive recklessly, and get it over with right then and there? Well, I don't know the whole story, and I certainly wasn't there myself, but I suspect that Cops have the right-of-way, regardless of what happens.

One thing that I want to ask the Cops is when you run over one person to respond to another incident, how is that supposed to help any of the rest of the community? How also is it supposed to help any of the rest of the community when I see a Cop racing down a local street, with NO liglts on, but racing nonetheless, in the opposite direction of the outer loop of the highway? Have some of you still NOT heard of 'the radio' ? Or, do you get so bored sitting in them hot cars all day, that you just have race out there and join in on the action?

Well, if you're the latter, you get what we have as described in Chris Williams' story (Staff Writer of The Gazaette), which personally scares the heck out of me.


The following consists of photos and text (including some dates) of wrecks, along the East Coast, which were personally and safely photographed by me , and completely unrelated to any local or national newspapers. Newspaper companies and other buinesses and individuals are reminded that all photographs on this page are subject to current copyright laws.
Updates:
7/14/2004 - Car and Car collide along New H. Avenue
7/14/2004 - Car and Van collide along Kemp Mill Road
(o boy! 2 in one day)
11/19/2003 - Car "loses face" when it tries to stick its head up dump truck's butt. (last set of photos at bottom)
11/4/2003 - Truck gets pushed out of way, by car in hurry
4/12/2003 - Early this year, an SUV overturns on I-95
8/29/2001 - on 9/21/2001, a Durango was hit by a Mercedes
9/12/1999 - newest accident: minivan w/injured person
9/9/1999 - added different photo of existing scene wreckmtc9 wreckmct9 wrecktcm9, wrecktmc9 wreckcmt9 wreckctm9
Drivers and Riders Beware !
There are other drivers and riders that use the same roads as you do !

Plant a Ninja and watch it grow

I happened across this greenery in the last w/e of April, '98, while riding my 883. At first, I didn't know if it was a joke, or a Park Police prop. I determined that regardless of it's current set-up, that it did indeed take place right there. I noticed a gouge in the grass in the foreground ( not shown in photo). I determined that the bike must have been air-borne, before making the road-hugging-tire sized hole in the grass, before finally landing in its present resting place. But I'm not sure.

I've personally taken that hill-on-a-curve, on New-H. Avenue dozens of times, but am always wary and paranoid as a biker should be - as I'm sure was our unfortunate friend. Bikes and/or their riders are dangerous, and though I can currently boast 24K 25K 26K 29K spill-free miles, I believe in the expression:

"There are two types of motorcycle riders:
Those who've been down and those who are going down".

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Note the van in the far-right of the photo was involved in the accident with the black car.


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An accident on a Washington D.C. highway. It's basically a 6 lane high-way ( 3 lanes each way ), which encircles Washington D.C.. It consists of both an inner and outter loop. The accident pictured has occured on the outter loop. The beltway's speedlimit, 55, which is way too slow for people like me, who take their driving seriously, is probably all that the driver-at-fault should be allowed from now, on.

"Oh, I don't know, it looks like it's been hit, I'll give ya, say $200 for it ?"

Seriously: Be careful out there. Either the driver of this car, or of the truck (not pictured), was at fault. This sort of non-sense is composed by ignorance.


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Nothing can ruin one's day, like this two-car accident,


. . . unless, of course, it happens to be a three-car accident.



When I photographed this one, I noticed that the baloney, in the middle of this sandwich, had paper license plates, as if it was newly registered.

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This road is in a Washington DC suburb, and is one of the worst routes to take, in the area. It's crammed with all kinds of drivers with the worst driving skills. It's a wonder why the county continually permits the worst drivers to drive on these roadways.

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This accident especially upsets me because very few would look at the white car and question:
"What if the van were a motorcyclist stopped at the light?".

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On August 21, 2001, this Dodge Durango was hit by the Mercedes also pictured:


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Just another up-side-down vehicle on a major interstate:
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for full photo


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It just takes one little error and following too closely to create an unwanted traffic back-up.

Folks, you all got to be careful, and not follow ANY vehicle too closely.

The little car should not be where it is. It may or may not have pushed aside the big truck, and the big truck may possibly have fish-tailed into that position (but not likely, as there is no such turn at that point on 198, unless he had to hit the brakes so hard as to avoid a collision himself). But still, the little car should not have made any contact with it, if it allowed extra room, as drivers are required to do, in wet conditions.

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Unlike the previous scenario, the one that follows had a slightly different outcome, when the driver of the jelly bean tried to push the big dump truck into a busy intersection (as I was told). Well, this time the dump truck didn't budge. I guess the tires were too sticky - I don't know.


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Now, let me ask you Cops something: Do you feel more important, showing up on the accident scene like this, or, do you feel your significance as an "Officer" when you find out that the fear of 'Law Enforcement' has actually deterred such situations as photographed above ?
Because let's face it: At least one of the drivers was at fault, unless that tree or telephone pole really did run out into the street, and freaked out either or both drivers. That up-side-down bumper laying there belongs to the little car.

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I think a certain land developer should be responsible for this scene, and for whatever damage this innocent creature caused. Don't you think so?

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Washington DC area 495 Outer Loop

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There's something comical about suv drivers who instead of respecting the lack of handling capabilities of their suvs (as well as those around them), drive them like they're better handling than they really are. This one appears to have tumbled. Well, "happy insurance problems" is what I say.

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I hesitated to include this photo because of the crappy photograph, but it was a fatal accident. Note the piece to the rear of the car and State Officer appears to be the right passenger door. I've seen worse, believe it or not, where the little old lady was taken to the hospital and released the same day.

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The collision pictured is several years old. It happened on a very busy Maryland highway, where accidents like this and in the same vicinity are not too rare. People need to get their acts together.

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More wrecks to come, I'm almost sure. . .

A new page. . .

Seen all the photos on this page, at this time? We welcome you now to a new page, in progress, where a daily driver captures people making traffic violations, on photo ( otherwise known as "Where's a cop when you need one?" ). Thank you to the photographer of the following link who chooses to remain anonymous, but who shares the same view of traffic order, as the producers of this page.

Incidentally, , author of this page, will no longer be looking after this portion of the website, thereby relinquishing all control of "Car, Motorcycle and Truck Wrecks" to a third party for maintenance.
has agreed to continue to provide photographs of area accidents, as they become available.

Drivers who should be ticketed

Cops respond to accidents, car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, bike wrecks,
truck wrecks, car wreck on, bike wreck on, motorcycle wreck on, truck wreck on
Kawasaki Ninja ZX Ashton Maryland or there-abouts
Chevrolet, Pontiac, Grand Prix 1998 Dodge Durango up-side-down
Involved in an accident
Elderly woman struck in accident 2 car accident 3 car accident or sandwich 495 Beltway K Street Washington D.C. Route 198 Eastbound, Laurel



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