Five taken to hospital after 4-vehicle crash on Mapleville Road

November 11, 2011
  • One of the four vehicles involved in a crash Friday morning on Mapleville Road (Md. 66) is towed from the scene.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Five people were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle chain-reaction accident Friday morning on Mapleville Road, (Md. 66) at Wilderness Run Road, Trooper Andrew Smith of the Maryland State Police said.

A Buick heading northbound on Mapleville Road collided with the back of a Honda, causing it to collide with the back of a Subaru Legacy which then collided with the back of an Odyssey minivan, Smith said. The minivan was turning left from Mapleville Road northbound onto Wilderness Run Road.

Two people from the Buick, one person from the Honda, and two people from the Odyssey were taken to Meritus Medical Center, Smith said.

Police responded to the accident at 7:25 a.m. Friday and closed Mapleville Road northbound while alternating traffic in each direction on Mapleville Road southbound upon arriving on the scene.

The road reopened after the Buick and the Honda were towed away at 8:15 a.m.

The Honda's roof was damaged and the Buick had front-end damage. At 8:30 a.m., the Odyssey and the Subaru Legacy were still off the side of the road in the grass on the northbound side of Mapleville Road.

Police cleared the scene by 8:15 a.m.


— By Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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