Seat belts save people in six-vehicle wreck, police say
Seat belts helped save four people injured Saturday in a six-vehicle collision that closed both east and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said.
Natrajan Subramanian, 25, of Oakton, Va., was charged with negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to control speed to avoid a collision, speed greater than reasonable for conditions (heavy traffic volume) and unsafe lane changing, police said.
The accident sent Sandra Roeder, 42, and Timothy Dix, 41, both of Baltimore; Kathy Sue Moran, 21, of Rawlings, Md.; and Christopher Carpenter, 25, of Hamilton, Ohio, to Washington County Hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.
Subramanian's 1998 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound at a "high rate of speed" at about 3 p.m. when the car changed lanes and rear-ended Roeder's 1999 Camry, police said.