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At least one person injured in 3-vehicle crash on I-81

January 30, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Maryland State Police and emergency personnel were at the scene of an accident Monday morning on northbound Interstate 81 near Williamsport. A Subaru Outback damaged in the crash is pictured at right.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

WILLIAMSPORT — At least one person was taken to the hospital Monday morning after an accident involving three vehicles on Interstate 81 northbound between Exit 2 (to U.S. 11 in Williamsport) and Exit 4 (to Interstate 70), according to Trooper Shaffer of the Maryland State Police.

The accident, which occurred at about 9:45 a.m., involved a Subaru Outback, a Dodge Neon and a Volkswagen GTI, said Shaffer, who did not give his first name.

The Outback had damage to its front and trunk, and was off the road on the right side facing up an embankment. The Neon was in the emergency lane, and the GTI was in front of the Neon with damage to the passenger’s side door.

At least one person from the Outback was taken to Meritus Medical Center, but Shaffer said he could not confirm how many people were taken to the hospital because he did not know how many people were in the Outback.

One person was in the GTI and one person was in the Neon, but neither was injured, Shaffer said.

Police blocked the right lane of Interstate 81 in the area of the accident. The highway was reopened by 10:20 a.m.

A firetruck from Williamsport Volunteer Fire-EMS and a paramedic unit from The Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway were on the scene, but both left by 10:15 a.m. 

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