Jaws of Life used in dramatic Joppa rescue

Joppa Rescue 20170815A dramatic rescue took place along Interstate 95 in Joppa on Tuesday afternoon.

At just after 1 p.m., crews from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a crash along northbound I-95, prior to the Mountain Road exit.

At the scene, paramedics found one vehicle that had gone off the highway and down an embankment, with the driver trapped.

The call was escalated to a rescue, which brought a response from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. Rescue crews worked to stabilize the vehicle before using the Jaws of Life and other tools to remove the patient.

Additional rescuers prepared a rope rescue system to bring the patient up the embankment, out of the woods, and back to the roadway.

The patient, a seriously-injured adult female, was taken to Shock Trauma.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Medical emergency snarls I-95 traffic

Crews are responding to a Monday morning medical emergency along Interstate 95.

At just after 9 a.m., the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that they were responding to a medical emergency at mile marker 64.5.

No additional details have been released, but the two right lanes and right shoulder of I-95 have been shut down.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

Work to result in temporary overnight closures of highway ramps in NE Baltimore

I-95The roadwork continues this week in northeastern Baltimore County.

The Maryland Transportation Authority says that the ramps from northbound Interstate 95 and southbound I-95 to I-695 East (Inner Loop) will be closed overnight.

The detour will direct motorists to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to southbound US 1 (Exit 32A/Belair Road), to I-695 East (Inner Loop).

The ramp from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to eastbound US 40 (Exit 35B), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road).

The ramps from I-695 West (Outer Loop) to I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to southbound US 1 (Exit 32A/ Bel Air Road), to I-695 East (Inner Loop), to I-95 (Exit 33).

Weather permitting, the ramps from I-95 to I-695 East (Inner Loop) and the ramp from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road) will be closed Monday, July 31, through Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramps from I-695 West (Outer Loop) to I-95 will be closed Thursday, Aug. 3, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Crews will be paving as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL). The project at the I-95/I-695 interchange will reconstruct and realign I-695 from US 1 to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road).

Tow truck driver killed in I-95 crash

fatal-crashA tow truck driver was killed in an afternoon crash along Interstate 95 that snarled traffic on Thursday.

At about 12:30 p.m., Maryland State Police responded to a serious motor
vehicle accident involving a flatbed tow truck and a disabled tractor trailer, which was parked on the right shoulder of the highway.

The tow truck was traveling northbound on I-95 in the area of Bradshaw Road in the middle lane when it veered into the right
shoulder, hitting the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer.

The tow truck then became wedged under the truck, trapping the driver of the tow truck.

The passenger of the tow truck was ejected from the vehicle onto the right shoulder. The involved tractor-trailer was parked on the right shoulder.  The occupant stated that his vehicle had been parked, and that he had been in the sleeping area of the truck when the collision occurred.

The driver of the tow truck was flown to Shock Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries. The passenger of the tow truck was taken to Bay View Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The occupant of the tractor trailer was not injured.