Four people were injured, one seriously, in a three-car collision early today on southbound Interstate 295, State Police said.
Trooper Beverly Bauer of the Glen Burnie Barracks said the names of the injured were being withheld pending notification of their relatives. She said that the most seriously injured person is to be charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to Bauer, about 12:30 a.m., an Oldsmobile that was southbound on I-295 near the Baltimore Beltway in the Baltimore Highlands section of Baltimore County had stopped in a construction area where lanes merged and a Toyota Celica slowed down behind it.
The driver of a Nissan that was behind the other cars failed to slow down and crashed into the rear of the Toyota, she said.
Bauer said the Toyota then struck the rear of the Oldsmobile.
The driver of the Nissan received extensive facial injuries, including serious damage to her mouth when her face struck the steering wheel, Bauer said. The victim was in serious but stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore.
Bauer said the driver of the Nissan will be charged with driving while intoxicated and other traffic offenses.
The drivers of the other cars and a passenger in the Toyota were taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where they were treated for injuries and were expected to be released, she said.
Bauer said southbound traffic was detoured from the site for more than an hour before the lanes were cleared.