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1 Flown Out After Fallston Accident

A one-car crash Thursday evening sent one person to the hospital.

One person was taken by Medevac Helicopter for treatment Thursday after a one-car crash in Fallston.

Around 6:30 p.m. a vehicle crashed into at least one utility pole on Carrs Mill Road on the Fallston side of Winter's Run, Dave Williams, spokesman for, said.

The patient was trapped inside the car and had to be cut out, Williams said. A Maryland State Police helicopter transported the patient to a shock trauma center for treatment.

Electric and telephone wires were knocked down in the crash and Verizon and BGE crews were on the way, Williams said around 7:30 pm.

“I would expect Carrs Mill Road to be closed for some time,” Williams said.

are investigating the crash.

LadyStamper February 24, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Hey Harford, The number of serious accidents being reported lately is horrendous! Slow down, get off the phone and get your eyes on the road. Make the roads safer for us all.
Eric bel air February 24, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Pics here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.276644335742064.65082.135922223147610&type=1 from Harford Fire Blog... (hope this works/is allowed)
Enza Lilley February 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephany Davis February 24, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Good God....all of these accidents make me nervous about putting my kids in the car and going places in this area. Slow down, stay off the phone and stop being in such a rush! I'd rather be late than dead or seriously injured.
Wings February 24, 2012 at 03:06 PM
You either get the idiot driving 10 miles under the speed limit because they are talking on their darn phone. Or you have the ones that think they can drive 10 miles over the limit and talk on their phone and running stop signs because they are distracted. Point is GET OFF YOUR PHONES PEOPLE. I don't know if that was the cause of this accident but there have been way to many in the past week. If that call is THAT important pull over. Enough is enough.
RG February 24, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I live on Carrs Mill road, people seem to think the speed limit is 65. It is a near death experience just to get my mail or pull out of my driveway. Speed has always been the issue with these accidents.
LSDR February 24, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I see too many people around harford county texting & using cell phones cause they feel they are not going to get caught. They're addictted to the phone.
Bernadette February 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I've seen people on their phones too...Not even hands free...What's going on with Harford County?
Tracey E Bowen February 25, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Maybe you should know the facts before you comment...this accident was not caused from speed or cell phone use.
RG February 25, 2012 at 02:40 PM
ok Tracey, what caused the accident? Why beat around the bush with your comment?
Monica February 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Harford County has add a kazillion new homes with many people, however they have not improved the two lane roads. More accidents will occur because of poor planning.
Tracey E Bowen February 25, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I wasn't beating around the bush RG...the accident was caused because the driver fell asleep from a long day volunteering at the hospital.
Raina February 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Tracey, There are no comments regarding that "this specific driver" was texting, talking on the phone, or speeding. The comments are just in general to the high volume of accidents lately. Thank goodness the driver survived however falling asleep at the wheel is very irresponsible and inconsiderate to other motorists on the road. Someone else could have become a victim of tragedy here. While good deeds are VERY appreciative, no one should volunteer that much to where it puts their life, and others, in jeopardy.
Dakota J February 26, 2012 at 06:05 AM
This is truly riveting. I was watching an independent film that in a traditional way, could be related to this. I only pray to higher persona that this is not the beginning.
RG February 28, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Tracey, it is nice to hear that people volunteer at a hospital but that does not make it ok.. Maybe the topic of the comments should be about knowing limitations while driving. Texting, speeding, sleeping etc. Getting behind the wheel when impaired is wrong. Unfortunately, I have to use the road to get to and from my house and so do my teenage children. Had the exhausted volunteer hurt someone else the tragedy would have been huge.
RG February 28, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Eleanor, any improvement to a road cannot stop someone from falling asleep.
VAR March 01, 2012 at 03:37 PM
There are two sides to every story. Volunteering is a noble act, and the schedule may be set by the volunteer in the beginning. However, the facility slowly but surely takes over and sets the time that the volunteer is in the facility. After all, why wouldn't any corporation take advantage of free labor to allow their paid work force to move into other areas and keep that free labor working as long as possible? Once the volunteer is caught up in that schedule, it is very hard to change because the facility might make them feel bad for wanting to cut back, or slowing shut them out altogether. What about the relationships that person has created at that facility? In the end, no one wins, but this accident brings to light what is happening here. We work too much, we do too much and we are all tired. Speeding is everywhere. I drive all over Harford and Baltimore Counties, highways and back roads. I live less than a 500 yards from UCMC, and my house is in the direct flight plan of the Medevac. We can hear how much these serious accidents have increased by the air traffic from the hospital.

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