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

September 08, 2011|By CALEB CALHOUN |
  • 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.

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