Mr. Short of Willards, Maryland plunged into the Chesapeake Bay after colliding with a teenaged driver who had negligently crossed the center-line.
His family has now filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the other driver and against the State of Maryland. The allegations against the State include the concept that the bridge itself should have contained his truck and prevented it from falling into the bay. They also include the contention that two-way traffic on the Bay Bridge is unduly dangerous
It will be interesting to follow this litigation to trial.