Officer Injured in Beltway Accident With Tractor-Trailer
by Katie | Dec 30, 2011 | Newsworthy
Just an FYI, a ” Jersey Wall” is the cement sections placed between traffic lanes. They are gradually being replaced with safer cable sections in hopes to avoid tragic incidents like this.
A Baltimore County police officer was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a crash on the Inner Loop of the Baltimore Beltway in Towson on Wednesday, police said.
The inner loop was closed to traffic for much of the early afternoon. As of 2:30 p.m., all lanes have since been opened.
Police responded at 11:54 a.m. to the crash near Providence Road. According to police, the officer was driving onto the beltway from Providence Road when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer, crossed all lanes and hit the jersey wall.
The three-car crash happened around noon between the Providence Road and Loch Raven Boulevard exits. The officer had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital via Medevac, according to county police spokeswoman Detective Cathleen Batton.
The officer is listed in stable condition. Police said in a statement that his injuries were not life-threatening. Two other patients in a third vehicle, a Jeep, were taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two people in the tractor-trailer were not injured.
County and state crash investigators are still at the scene.