Pedestrian casualties mount in Maryland town as officials defer action

At least 138 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles in the past eight years on a lethal two-mile stretch of state highway that runs through this low-income immigrant community in the Washington suburbs. Eight have died.

Pedestrian deaths on the rise nationally

Walking across the street is becoming more dangerous.

Metro Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

Metro riders may soon see fewer delays, fewer accidents and incidents and more police in stations. Those are the goals of the new head of the troubled, 40-year-old rail system, but he’s facing huge challenges, as a Metro report released Thursday vividly illustrated.

From history to haunted: Past events, lore can become today’s ghost stories

Sites of unfortunate accidents can turn into lore as tales are passed down through communities becoming modern ghost stories.

Jake’s Law Aims to Create Tougher Punishments for Texting While Driving

After a driver whose distracted driving led to the death of a 5-year-old received a $1,000 fine, a new measure proposes much harsher penalties.

Accidents Between Cyclists and Drivers Rise in Maryland

Accidents between cars and bicyclists in Maryland increased sharply over the last five years, according to a Capital News Service analysis of crash data.