Mocobizscene- On Saturday morning, 13 individuals were hospitalized and numerous travelers were left stranded when a total of 43 vehicles were involved in crashes on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Around 8 a.m., a series of crashes unfolded in the westbound lane, causing a chain reaction that ultimately involved 23 vehicles. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police reported an additional 20 secondary crashes.
According to a statement from the MDTA police, two patients were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. Additionally, eleven more patients were transported to local hospitals, but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
Traffic was disrupted on the bridge for six hours as all three westbound lanes were closed. As a result, traffic was diverted to the two eastbound lanes during this time.
According to statistics from the state of Maryland, an approximate of 72,000 vehicles traverse the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on a daily basis.
Several residents of Kent Island in Maryland were taking a dip in the Chesapeake Bay when they witnessed the ensuing chaos caused by the initial crash. According to Sharon Myrick, emergency services are facing difficulties accessing the bridge with their vehicles. As a result, they have to physically carry their stretchers onto the bridge. Myrick shared this information with WBAL.
Jamie Myrick pointed out that the dense fog often leads to accidents because people fail to pay attention.
The investigation is still ongoing to determine the exact cause of the crash. The MDTA Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward with any information they may have.
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