Driver of van hospitalized after crash

March 08, 1995|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

The driver of a Dodge Caravan was taken to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore after his vehicle was struck and overturned at least twice on Route 140 yesterday.

State police said his vehicle was struck in the rear with enough force to cause the driver to lose control and overturn.

The man, whose name and condition were not available yesterday evening, was trapped in the vehicle for 20 minutes before being extricated through the rear door of the van after the 3:30 p.m. crash.

The driver of the Mazda that hit the van and a truck was examined by paramedics before being taken to the Westminster barracks for a blood-alcohol test. The driver's name was not available yesterday evening.

Officers said the Mazda was northbound on Route 140 near Kays Mill Road when the driver struck the left rear mud flap and dual tires of the large truck and the right rear of the van.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The Caravan was knocked into the grass median, flipping and rolling for more than 225 feet before coming to rest at the edge of the southbound lane on its left side, police said.

Traffic in both north and southbound lanes was reduced to one lane in each direction.

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