Jamiesfeast – On Saturday morning, a massive collision involving 43 vehicles on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge resulted in 13 individuals being sent to the hospital while leaving numerous stranded travelers in its aftermath.
Around 8 a.m., the incident unfolded with an initial crash occurring in the westbound lane. This led to a chain reaction involving a total of 23 vehicles. Additionally, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police reported approximately 20 secondary crashes.
According to a statement from the MDTA police, two patients with serious injuries were transported to nearby hospitals. Additionally, eleven more patients were also taken to local hospitals. Fortunately, none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
Traffic on all three westbound lanes of the bridge came to a halt for a total of six hours, causing significant disruption. In order to accommodate the flow of vehicles, traffic was redirected to the two available eastbound lanes during this time.
According to statistics from the state of Maryland, an estimated 72,000 vehicles cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on a daily basis.
Several residents of Kent Island in Maryland were enjoying a swim in the Chesapeake Bay when they suddenly witnessed the chaos that ensued after the initial crash.
Sharon Myrick informed WBAL that emergency services are currently facing difficulties accessing the bridge with their vehicles. As a result, they have to manually carry their stretchers onto the bridge.
Jamie Myrick pointed out that the dense fog often leads to accidents because people tend to be less attentive in such conditions.
The authorities are currently investigating the crash to determine its exact cause. The MDTA Police have reached out to the public, urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward with any information they may have.