Woman, 21, rescued after vehicle hits pole in Joppa

  • Emergency crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company rescued a 21-year-old woman who was trapped after her vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 7 in Joppa Friday night.
Emergency crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company… (Photo courtesy of Joppa-Magnolia )
October 20, 2012|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

A 21-year-old woman was taken to a regional trauma center with serious injuries following a single vehicle accident in Joppa Friday night, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

Just after 10 p.m. Friday, units from fire company's Joppa, Joppatowne and Edgewood stations were dispatched to Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) and Joppa Farm Road for a motor vehicle collision, according to the fire company's public information officer.

The first arriving unit reported a single vehicle accident with the driver still inside. The vehicle, a Jeep wagon, had crashed into a utility pole, severing the pole at the base, the fire company said.

According to the fire company, an emergency request was made for BG&E to respond. Crews from Truck 831 and Engine 815 used wood cribbing and shores to stabilize the vehicle, so they could safely extricate the patient. Engine 811 and 813 provided safety watch for the overhead power and cable lines, as well as protection with a hose line in case of a fire.

Within five minutes of arriving, Firefighters had the 21-year-old female victim extricated and placed into the care of Paramedics, the fire company said. She was transported by Joppa-Magnolia paramedic unit to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center in Baltimore in serious, but stable condition.

Route 7 was closed for several hours between Bulls Lane and Joppa Farm Road. Maryland State Police from the Bel Air Barrack are investigating the cause of the accident, according to the fire company.

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