Two people were injured critically yesterday when a car ran out of control in the southbound lanes of the Jones Falls Expressway and flipped over near the downtown St. Paul Street exit, authorities said.
The car, a 1987 Mitsubishi driven by Constance L. Waites, 38, of the 5400 block of Jamestown Court, hit the right retainer wall about 11 a.m.,
crossed the three traffic lanes of the road, hit the middle retainer wall and flipped, city police said.
Southbound traffic was halted at Maryland Avenue for about 90 minutes as firefighters worked to free Mrs. Waites and two passengers from the vehicle and clear away debris, said Officer Joseph B. Johnson of the Traffic Investigation Section.
Injured were Mrs. Waites, who was in critical condition at University Hospital, and a passenger, Elmer Fisher Jr., 42, of the 3500 block of Labyrinth Road, in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The other passenger, identified as the driver's husband, Walter Waites, 39, was taken to University Hospital but refused treatment, police said.