Driver critically hurt in 2-truck accident on I-95

October 29, 1997|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF

A two-truck accident near White Marsh tied up Interstate 95 for hours yesterday morning and sent one of the drivers to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, state police said.

Jain Ying Jiang, 25, of Richmond, Va., was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Shock Trauma after his truck slammed into a tractor-trailer driven by Elijiah Richardson, 56, of Baltimore. Jiang was in critical condition yesterday with multiple injuries, officials said.

Richardson was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said Richardson was northbound on I-95 about 5: 40 a.m. when his tractor-trailer began breaking up. Richardson slowed the tractor to 40 mph in a 65-mph zone.

Jiang, who was also traveling north and driving a truck for New Yung Yah Trading Co. based in New York, struck Richardson's tractor near the Edgewood exit, just south of the Harford County line, officials said.

Tfc. Michael Wann of the Maryland State Police said Jiang had to be freed from his truck. "The cab of the vehicle was smashed," Wann said. "It took about an hour to cut him out."

Pub Date: 10/29/97

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