Thursday, January 17, 2013
A medevac helicopter landed at Rockfield Park in Bel Air Thursday morning to transport a young man injured after jumping out of a car.
UPDATE: (2:26 p.m.)—An Abingdon man was flown to an area trauma center after jumping from a moving vehicle Thursday in Bel Air. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. police and medical personnel arrived in the area of Route 22 and Fulford Avenue in Bel Air town limits after an accident was reported, according to a post from Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman, Rich Gardiner, on the association's official Facebook page. Bel Air Police officers initially believed a 28-year-old Abingdon man was ejected from his vehicle after a collision, but police later determined that was not the case. "The victim, a passenger in the vehicle, had been in a verbal argument with the driver and jumped from the vehicle," Deputy Chief Richard Peschek said …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
An accident caused downed wires in the Bel Air area Wednesday afternoon.
A snow plow hit two utility poles near the Harford County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon, closing Rock Spring Road to traffic, fire officials say. Shortly before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a truck plowing snow in the area on Rock Spring Road, or MD Route 924, hit two utility poles, knocking down wires in the area, according to a Facebook post from Harford Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner. No injuries were reported, but the roadway was closed to traffic because of the wires, the post states.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The patient was flown by medevac helicopter to a regional trauma center for treatment.
UPDATE: (12:23 p.m.)—A car went over an embankment before overturning off Winters Run Road in Joppa late Wednesday morning, injuring the driver. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact belair@pat ch.com with any news tips. Around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, a car drove over an embankment along Winters Run Road south of Singer Road and landed on its roof in water, according to a release from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Crews from Joppa-Magnolia and the Harford County Technical Rescue Team worked to get the driver free from the car, the release states. The patient is described as an adult man in serious condition. A medevac helicopter was called in to transport the driver to a regional trauma …
Monday, December 3, 2012
An accident in the area of Wilgus Road in Fallston closed Belair Road, or U.S. Route 1 to southbound traffic around 5 p.m. Monday.
An accident on Belair Road was causing major traffic delays on the heavily traveled roadway Monday evening. Maryland State Police closed U.S. Route 1, or Belair Road, to southbound traffic in the area of Wilgus Road Monday evening shortly before 5 p.m. after an accident blocked traffic on the road, according to a dispatcher with the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack. Commuters traveling between Harford and Baltimore counties often use the roadway to get to and from work. The dispatcher said no serious injuries had been reported in connection with the crash as of 5:15 p.m., but traffic delays were likely due to the road closure. Check out the Patch commuter map for live traffic updates.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The incident took place shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATE (6:10 p.m.)—A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the Abingdon area Thursday night, but few details were immediately available. The incident took place in the area of MD Route 924 and Woodsdale Road, according to a dispatcher with the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack. A man in his twenties sustained minor injuries in the accident, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said. Troopers arrived at the scene minutes before 6 p.m. to investigate. No further details were available as of post time. Stick with Patch for updates.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Charles Robert Creaney pleaded guilty to negligent homicide by vehicle in connection with a December 2011 fatal accident.
A 23-year-old Churchville man will spend his next birthday behind bars after admitting to drinking and driving before a December 2011 crash in White Hall that claimed another man's life. Charles Robert Creaney pleaded guilty Monday to a single count each of negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana, according to a release from the Harford County State's Attorney's Office. Judge Maurice W. Baldwin sentenced Creaney to the maximum five years in jail before suspending all but one year and two months of that time. Once released, Creaney is ordered to serve five years supervised probation and make $13,787 restitution, the release states. The accident occurred around 5 a.m., on Dec. 4 …
Friday, November 16, 2012
After a five-month closure, the much-used Harford County roadway is again open to drivers.
Wheel Road has been reopened to traffic after about five months of repairs and construction. The section of Wheel Road between Patterson Mill Road and Laurel Bush Road was closed June 23 for repairs, according to the Harford County Department of Public Work. The county announced Friday afternoon that the section of road is now reopened to traffic. What do you think of the repairs? How did this lenghty construction project impacted your daily driving routine? Leave a comment below.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The accident took place Thursday afternoon.
UPDATE: (4:32 p.m.)—A Harford County Public Schools bus was involved in a collision Thursday afternoon in Bel Air. Before 3:35 p.m., an accident involving a school bus took place at the intersection of MD Routes 543 and 22, according to a dispatcher with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The bus was occupied at the time of the accident, Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner said. Five people, including passengers on the bus, sustained minor injuries in the crash and were taken to local hospitals for treatment, Gardiner told Patch. It was not clear how many vehicles were involved. The crash was causing delays at the major intersection as of 4 p.m., Gardiner wrote. It is unclear what school the bus serves. No further …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Jordan Craig Stewart is charged with driving under the influence the day of the accident.
Nearly a year after a Street man was killed in a head-on collision, police are holding the driver responsible on several charges. Jordan Craig Stewart, now 27, of the 500 block of Bryarly Court in Churchville, was indicted Oct. 16 on charges of negligent manslaughter by vehicle, negligent homicide by auto while using drugs, and six related charges. The charges stem from a crash that killed a 21-year-old man. On Nov. 5, 2011, Joshua John Hanna, 21, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Maryland Route 22. Meanwhile, Stewart was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram pickup in the opposite direction. Just before 4 p.m., the pickup crossed the center line in the 3100 block of Route 22 and hit the Hanna's car head-on, Maryland State Police said …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The single vehicle accident caused traffic delays on the Bel Air Bypass.
A single-vehicle accident in Bel Air sent one person to the hospital late Wednesday morning. Around 10:23 a.m. a vehicle crashed on the Bel Air Bypass near the exit onto U.S. Route 24, according to Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack. The accident remained under investigation and traffic delays continued as of 11:35 a.m. Wednesday. The patient's name and status were not available as of post time. Find live traffic updates here. Stick with Patch for updates.