Man seriously injured in Joppa car accident

  • An unidentified man was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident on Clayton Road in Joppa Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded and extricated the victim from the vehicle. He was flown by Medevac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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August 14, 2012|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

A Bel Air man was seriously injured in a single car accident in Joppa Sunday afternoon, firefighters and EMS personnel at the scene said.

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Clayton Road near Kates Lane, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office accident report.

Firefighters and EMS personnel said they arrived to find a 2008 Honda that had overturned, trapping the adult male driver, who was identified in the subsequent accident report as Mark Stephen Vananzo, 50, of Shoreham Court in Bel Air. The report states the vehicle overturned "several times."

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters immediately began using the jaws of life to extricate Vananzo.

The doors and roof were removed, allowing EMS personnel to safely remove Vananzo onto their stretcher, according to emergency responders called to the scene.

A Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter was called in to take Vananzo to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Seven fire and EMS units carrying 20 volunteers from Joppa-Magnolia responded to the incident, according to information received from the fire company.

Clayton Road was closed following the accident, according to emergency personnel at the scene.

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