Regional Digest

Regional Digest

March 23, 2003|By From staff reports

In Anne Arundel

Boy, man injured in separate accidents

A 12-year-old boy and a 23- year-old man were injured in separate accidents in Anne Arundel County yesterday, police said.

In one incident, a boy was hurt after falling off an all-terrain vehicle in the Brooklyn area. The unidentified youth, who was riding on the four-wheeler shortly before noon near Second Avenue and Belgrade Road, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in fair condition, a hospital official said.

In another late-morning accident, an unidentified man was taken to Shock Trauma after being struck by a car at Routes 2 and 214 near Steuart Corner. He was in fair condition yesterday evening, according to the hospital. Further details were unavailable.

In Cecil County

Rising Susquehanna forces closing of road

PORT DEPOSIT - Rising waters forced the closure of a 5-mile stretch of road along the Susquehanna River near Port Deposit yesterday.

About 11 a.m. authorities closed U.S. 222, a low-lying road that runs between Conowingo Hydroelectric Station and Port Deposit. The road is expected to remain closed through the weekend, said Sgt. R. Schmidt of the Cecil County Sheriff's Department.

In Baltimore City

Apprentice firefighter injured in fall from engine

An apprentice with the Baltimore Fire Department broke his jaw early yesterday after falling from a moving fire engine.

The firefighter paramedic apprentice, assigned to Engine Co. 44 in Roland Park, fell when his door came open as the engine left the station en route to a fire about 6:30 a.m.

Colleagues took him from the station at Upland Road and Roland Avenue to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released. His identify was not released.

Traffic patterns to change along portion of I-95

Starting tomorrow and lasting through September, overnight traffic patterns on southbound Interstate 95 between Eastern Avenue and Boston Street/O'Donnell Street will be altered for bridge repairs.

Weather permitting, lanes will be closed in the area from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday for bridge repairs along 4 1/2 miles of the interstate, said Maryland Transportation Authority officials.

The project to replace portions of bridge decks, paint barrier walls and repair structural steel, is a $14.89 million contract that is scheduled to continue through June next year. The project began in June last year.

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