Pair of I-83 crashes cause injuries, snarl traffic

  • Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, Baltimore County and Baltimore City fire units were dispatched to Interstate 83 southbound between Ruxton Road and Northern Parkway for a crash involving two overturned vehicles — one shown here. Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.
Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, Baltimore County and Baltimore… (Photo by Michael Schwartzberg,…)
May 24, 2011

Two motor vehicle crashes either closed or affected traffic along Interstate 83 in Baltimore County between 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Fire officials reported that around 8 a.m., Baltimore County and Baltimore City fire units were dispatched to I-83 southbound between Ruxton Road and Northern Parkway for a crash involving two overturned vehicles.  

Engine 14, from Brooklandville, arrived at the scene a mile north of Northern Parkway to find a car on top of a guardrail and a pickup truck overturned onto the passenger side and blocking lanes of traffic. The driver of the pickup was trapped.

Firefighters from Engine 14, as well as Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company Squad 303, Towson's Truck 1 and Baltimore City Fire Department Engine 44, from Roland Park, worked to cut the roof off the truck and extricate the driver.  

A driver of the other vehicle involved was able to get out of that vehicle.  Both patients were transported to area hospitals. No immediate report of injuries was available. Interstate-83 was closed during rescue operations and traffic was backed up several miles.

Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.

Meanwhile, while this incident was going on, firefighters from Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company and Station 60, in Parkton, were dispatched to a crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-83 in the northern part of Baltimore County.  

In that crash, there was one patient transported to an area hospital and firefighters handled a fuel leak. A heavy-duty truck was dispatched to the scene to tow away at least one of the 18-wheelers, also affecting traffic.

Staff reports

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