The Maryland Transportation Authority Police charged the truck driver, Gabor Lovasz, with failure to control speed to avoid a collision, unsafe lane changing, negligent driving and traveling at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent on a highway. The total fines amount to $670.
Lovasz, 29, was operating a 2010 International truck-tractor and refrigerated trailer combination vehicle. The truck crashed into a Chrysler, which pushed it into a concrete barrier wall, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
The truck belonged to Bulk Carriers PEI Limited, based out of Prince Edward Island, Canada. According to the report, the driver was distracted before the accident, "by lights and sounds behind him," according to the report.
Lovasz had been employed by the company since April, having emigrated to Canada from Hungary as part of the country's temporary foreign worker pilot project.
"This trip was the truck driver’s first time driving in the United States without being paired with a more experienced driver," according to the report.