SANDY POINT — Several toll lanes were closed for an extended period of time after a serious motor vehicle crash at the Bay Bridge toll plaza on May 30. Photos from the Bay Bridge traffic cameras and emergency responders show a vehicle on the east side of the toll plaza, rolled onto its side and wedged between the barriers.
According to Maryland Transportation Authority Police Cpl. Edward Bartlinski, police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Bay Bridge toll plaza on U.S. Route 50/301 in Annapolis at 7:40 pm. for the crash. Two people were trapped in the overturned car.
The Maryland State Police MedEvac helicopter was unable to fly due to weather conditions, Bartliniski said, so once the two were extricated they were taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. He did not release their names, but he did say they have since been released from the hospital.
A second vehicle was involved and the single occupant there was taken by ambulance to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center with minor injuries, Bartlinski said.
Firefighters responded from Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Naval Academy Station 46, Anne Arundel County Fire Department and City of Annapolis Fire Department.
The crash remains under investigation by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The cause of the crash has yet to be undetermined. No charges have been filed.
Lanes 5, 6 and 7 at the toll plaza were closed for an extended period to allow engineers to check for structural damage, Bartliniski said.