Nine injured in eight-car crash on Friday
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:11

One passenger flown to Shock Trauma, treated

by Bill Gates

    Nine people were injured during a crash involving eight vehicles on North Point Boulevard on Friday afternoon between Colgate and Eastwood.
    One person was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries, according to a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman.
    Eight others were taken to area hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The crash took place at 4:29 p.m. at the intersection of North Point Boulevard and Baltimore Street.
    The eight vehicles involved were a 2007 International Rollback truck, a 2009 Chevy Traverse, a 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, a 2005 Hyundai Sante Fe, a 1997 Toyota Celica, a 2008 Mercury Milan, a 2008 Dodge Avenger and a 2005 Mazda 3.
    The Ram, Sante Fe, Celica and Milan were all stopped in the left-hand turn lane of the northbound portion of North Point Boulevard, according to the police report.
    The Avenger was stopped in lane one of northbound North Point Boulevard, while the Mazda 3 was travelling north on North Point Boulevard in lane two and the Traverse was traveling north on North Point Boulevard in lane one.
    According to the police report, the International Rollback approached the intersection traveling north in lane one.
    The vehicle attempted to brake as it approached the intersection but collided with the Traverse.
    The impact rotated the Traverse and pushed it into the rear of the Ram 1500, setting off a chain reaction of the Ram 1500 getting knocked into the Sante Fe, and the Sante Fe getting pushed into the Milan.
    Meanwhile, the Rollback continued to slide sideways after its collision with the Traverse.
    It struck the right side of the Ram 1500, then continued sliding and collided with the Avenger and the Mazda 3.
    The driver of the Rollback, Robert A. Dobart, 41, of Lutherville-Timonium, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview.
    The driver and passenger of the Traverse were taken to the Hopkins emergency room, while a second passenger in the Traverse was flown to Shock Trauma.
    The drivers of the Ram 1500, Sante Fe and Milan were all taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, as was a passenger in the Sante Fe.
    Citations for Dobart were pending as of Tuesday.