Motorcycle crash shuts I-695 outerloop in Parkville

Motorcyclist transported to Shock Trauma; Route 100 westbound in Pasadena also closed

April 27, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A collision between a motorcycle and a car on the outerloop of Interstate 695 in Parkville late Saturday morning temporarily closed all outerloop lanes and sent the motorcyclist to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition, according to Maryland State Police.

State troopers responded to the accident scene, near Perring Parkway, about 11:36 a.m. and found the motorcyclist seriously injured, police said. No one else was injured in the collision, police said.

The motorcyclist was transported to Shock Trauma by a state police medevac helicopter, police said.

Emergency responders closed the entire outerloop during the response, but lanes were beginning to be reopened about 12:20 p.m., state police said.

Also, Anne Arundel County Police were dealing with a serious collision on Route 100 in Pasadena that injured two people and was causing substantial closures of the highway.

About 9 a.m., officers responded to a collision that appeared to have occurred when a westbound vehicle crossed through a grass median and struck and eastbound vehicle, sait Lt. Richard Duvall, a department spokesman.

Two people were transported to area hospitals with significant injuries, Duvall said, though he did not know their exact conditions.

As of 1:15 p.m., the westbound lanes of the highway were closed from Magothy River Road to Catherine Avenue, and only one eastbound lane of the highway was open from Route 10 to Magothy River Road, Duvall said.

Duvall said he expected the eastbound lane to be reopened shortly.

No further information was immediately available for either accident.

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