A single-vehicle crash rippled down Interstate 83 in Baltimore County yesterday morning, causing two more accidents and leaving a firefighter and driver with minor injuries.
About 7 a.m., a black Mercedes hit the guard rail on southbound I-83 near the Timonium Road exit and slid into the median of the road, state police said.
A Baltimore County medic unit and ladder truck responded. A county Fire Department spokesman said ladder trucks often accompany medic units to ward off traffic.
As the firefighters and medics worked, a white Buick struck the back of the ladder truck. Then, a Toyota, struggling to avoid the Buick, swiped one of the firefighters, who was not identified.
Cpl. Frank Childress of the Maryland State Police said the firefighter sustained minor injures and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was expected to be released yesterday.
The driver of the Mercedes, who was also not identified, was taken to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.
State police and Baltimore County Fire Department officials said their investigations into the accidents were continuing.