Westbound Bay Bridge reopens after accident involving tractor-trailer

August 20, 2010|By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun

The westbound Bay Bridge has reopened after being closed for about an hour as a result of a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Corvette.

The accident happened at 4:52 p.m. when a tractor-trailer ran into the rear of the Corvette, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. He said the driver of the Corvette suffered non-life-threatening injuries but was taken by Medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma.

As of just after 6 p.m., Green said one westbound lane had been reopened and that the others were expected to be cleared shortly.

Green said the bridge was in two-way operations at the time of the crash -- with one of the three lanes being used to help relieve the heavy flow of eastbound traffic for a beach weekend. However, Green said both of the vehicles involved were traveling west in the right lane.

After the crash, traffic backed up for miles in both directions and was still moving slowly at 6:25 p.m., traffic cameras showed.

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