Four injured when a bus ran out of control in the early morning hours of June 30, 2010, and hit a row of parked cars.

Nineteen injured — 4 people in a car and 15 in the bus — when the car ran a red light and slammed into the side of the bus on June 22, 2010.

The incidents would initially seem unrelated, but both accidents occurred in Baltimore, Maryland (MD). Both involved Maryland Transit Authority buses. Both point to driver inattention.

The more egregious incident seems to be the bus running into the parked cars — eight of them! . The driver at the wheel of the MTA bus was reportedly asleep when the crash occurred.

Distracted driving and driving when one is too tired, sick or otherwise impaired to pay attention causes thousands of accidents each year. Among the deadliest of these are crashes caused by fatigued truck and bus drivers. While, fortunately, no Baltimoreans died in the recent MTA crashes, commuting in Baltimore during proved a dangerous proposition.