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NTSB Investigating Issues Surrounding Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crash

July 24

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to assist local authorities and determine if there are any nationwide safety issues involved in a July 19 crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. After a collision with a tractor-trailer, a car went over the bridge’s barrier and fell into the Chesapeake Bay.

While the NTSB has been in contact with the Maryland Transportation Authority since shortly after the accident, tomorrow two investigators with NTSB’s Office of Highway Safety will go to Maryland to meet with local authorities to determine if there are any new safety issues or potential recommendations the NTSB can make to improve bridge and highway safety.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.