From Maryland State Police:
According to auto accident attorney services, on Tuesday, October 22nd at approximately 10:40 am, troopers responded to the 1300 block of Belair Road, Bel Air, MD for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a building.
Upon arrival, troopers discovered a Chevy minivan had driven completely into the building. The building, which houses four businesses, was occupied, however, no one was injured. The driver of the vehicle also reported no injuries.
He advised troopers that the steering malfunctioned while traveling south on Belair Road causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
The building was condemned by a Harford County building inspector. Due to the instability of the building, the vehicle was not removed until appropriate measures could be taken to safely do so.
It should be noted that this building was a Maryland State Police outpost beginning in 1923 until 1939 when the Bel Air (Benson) Barrack was erected.
Why connect the State Police to the story? Odd I must say
Eh, irrelevant, but kind of neat to know. I’ve been driving past there for almost 30 years and I never knew that piece of the building’s history.
The real question is, will Euler now build a new 100-unit apartment complex on the site? Will the county gladly take his bri…, err… the additional “taxes” without paying proper attention to traffic and education needs?
Why of course they will
Becky Z says
Did the driver have State Farm Insurance?
reality check says
What’s the speed limit there? 40 MPH maybe? Did his brakes fail too? Someone needs to check his phone
lon staghorn says
ironically the building was once the home of the Archer Funeral Home…Ike Archer and his dad ran the funeral home there for many years….later Ike converted it to a Hunting and Fishing Store…
JACK HOFF says
I love the excuse, tho. Lol steering failed but forget how to use the brakes.
DURRRPPPP. Uhhhh… DERRRRRPPPPPP.
Truth be Told says
Its is a Maryland Driver after all…..Doesn’t surprise me….
Why wasn’t he arrested and taken to the Detention Center? Is this because MD State Troopers handled in rather than the Harford County Keystone Cops? Any encounter with the Keystone Cops seems to get one charged and locked up. What a vile disgusting place Harford County is.
Search the name “Matt Gardner – State Farm Insurance Agent” on Facebook. He has (surveillance) clips of the crash uploaded on his Facebook wall.
This van was hauling ass for a “steering problem.”
Truth Be Told says
Is he a Judge, Sheriff Deputy, Politician, or Rich Donor? Otherwise he would have been placed in handcuffs and locked up in Harford County. If your one of those four categories they extend “Professional Courtesy.” Unlike the rest of us taxpaying scum who live in this county.