Beltway is backed up after truck overturns

August 27, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 695 near the Route 2 south exit was backed up for almost two hours yesterday afternoon when a Pasadena man lost control of his commercial truck and it overturned, state police said.

Trooper John Evans of the Glen Burnie barracks said traffic was backed up from about 1: 20 p.m. to 2: 45 p.m. on the interstate's eastbound lanes.

The truck's driver, Thomas Swigert of the 7700 block of Woodlawn Ave., was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.

Evans said that just after 1: 15 p.m., Swigert was heading east in the Beltway's far-left lane in a truck carrying electrical equipment when a station wagon driving on the left shoulder cut into his lane. Swigert swerved to avoid the car, and the truck overturned, Evans said. He added that Swigert could not describe the station wagon, which sped off after the accident.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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