Advertisement

Two people taken to hospital in crash on eastbound I-70

September 08, 2011|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • A Lexus damaged in a crash Thursday morning is pictured on the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 70 near Exit 29 (Md. 65).
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HAGERSTOWN — Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center after an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 at Exit 29 (South Potomac Street/Sharpsburg Pike) Thursday morning, Trooper Jim Ardinger of the Maryland State Police said.

The accident happened when a Camry heading eastbound on I-70 collided with the back of a Lexus in the left lane, Ardinger said.

The 17-year-old driver of the Camry was taken to Meritus Medical Center even though she was not injured, Ardinger said.

"Being a minor, she had to be taken to the hospital," Ardinger said.

John Timmons, the driver of the Lexus, was also taken to Meritus Medical Center, Ardinger said. A passenger in the Lexus was not injured, he said.

Police responded to the accident at 7:43 a.m. Thursday. Upon arriving on the scene, they shut down the left lane of I-70 eastbound at Exit 29. The interstate is only two lanes eastbound at that location.

The lane reopened at 8:22 a.m.

Two firetrucks from the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. and an ambulance and firetruck from the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway  were on the scene, along with the Maryland State Police.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|