Friday, May 10, 2013
The accident happened after midnight Friday.
A Whiteford man driving a truck crashed into a tree and was killed early Friday, according to Maryland State Police. Investigators believe excessive speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the single vehicle crash, according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack. Around 12:03 a.m. Friday, Charles Garland Jr., of Whiteford, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck on Maryland Route 440, or Dublin Road, in Street, according to the release. Investigating troopers determined Garland entered a curve east of Wilson Road at high rate of speed, lost control and veered off the road into a tree, the release states. Garland was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air where he was pronounced dead, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A man was hit while walking on Philadelphia Road/MD Route 7.
Philadelphia Road was closed for three hours Tuesday after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed in Joppa, according to Maryland State Police. At 8 p.m. Monday, Jack Franklin Watson, 61, of Dundalk, was walking in the westbound lane of Philadelphia Road east of Route 152 when he was struck by a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle, Maryland State Police said. Paramedics from Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company found Watson unresponsive, and he was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m., police said. Philadelphia Road was closed until approximately 11 p.m. as police investigated the crash. According to police, the area was not illuminated by street lights and Watson was wearing dark clothing. Preliminarily, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Traffic was closed for a crash investigation before 7 a.m. Thursday in the Churchville area.
UPDATED (9:20 a.m.)—MD Route 136 was closed to traffic Thursday morning after a serious crash in the Churchville area and may remain closed until noon. One person was killed in the crash, WBAL and ABC 2 News are reporting. The crash, which occurred on the 300 block of Priestford Road, left at least one person with "grave injuries," according to Rich Gardiner, spokesperson for the Harford County Fire & EMS Association. One person was taken by land to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the two-vehicle crash, according to The Baltimore Sun. The roadway may be closed for four to five hours, Gardiner said around 7 a.m. Route 136 was closed between MD Route 22 (Churchville Road) and Cool Spring Road, which intersects Priestford…
Monday, March 11, 2013
At least two vehicles were involved in the wreck on U.S. Route 1, police said.
UPDATE (10 a.m.)—U.S. Route 1 reopened at 10 a.m. after a crash on the Conowingo Dam blocked access early Monday morning, officials said. The road connecting Cecil and Harford was closed to traffic in both directions after a crash at 6 a.m. Monday. The collision involved a car and a truck, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Volunteers extricated two people and took them to a local hospital, Gardiner said. At least two cars were involved in the wreck on the dam, which carries U.S. Route 1 over the Susquehanna River between Conowingo and Darlington, a Maryland State Police duty officer told Patch. One person was in grave condition and the other in serious condition, according to …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Minor injuries were reported.
A busy Bel Air roadway was closed to traffic Tuesday evening after an accident, fire officials say. Shortly before 4:47 p.m. an accident took place in the area of Route 543 and Redfield Road in the Fountain Green, Bel Air area, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Those involved sustained minor injuries, Gardiner told Patch. The road was expected to remain closed until about 6 p.m. so crews could clear the damaged vehicles out of the road, according to Gardiner.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The charges stem from a 2011 crash that claimed the life of Joshua John Hanna of Street.
The trial of a Churchville man charged with crashing his car while under the influence, killing another man, was postponed Tuesday. Jordan Craig Stewart, 27, of the 500 block of Bryarly Court in Churchville, was indicted in October 2012 on charges of negligent manslaughter by vehicle, negligent homicide by auto while using drugs and six related charges. His trial was set to begin Tuesday, but instead was pushed back to June 10. The charges stem from a crash that killed a 21-year-old man from Street. On Nov. 5, 2011, Joshua John Hanna, 21, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Maryland Route 22. At the same time, Stewart was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram pickup in the opposite direction. Just before 4 p.m., the pickup crossed the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The accident took place around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATE (10:17 a.m.)—One woman is dead and three were injured in a Thursday afternoon accident in Forest Hill that involved a trailer carrying two horses. Bradley Garrett Baker, of Fallston, was stopped on Grafton Shop Road preparing to cross MD Route 23, or East-West Highway, in a 1998 Chevy S-10 at around 3:30 p.m., according to Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack. At the same time, a 2000 Peterbuilt oil tanker was heading west on Route 23 while a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban towing a horse trailer was eastbound on the highway, state police said. Baker told police he didn’t see the Suburban through the glare of the setting sun and pulled directly into its path, according to a release from state police. The Suburban, driven by Mary …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Medical units were called to the scene of the car accident Wednesday.
A late morning car accident in Forest Hill injured multiple people Wednesday, fire officials say. Around 10 a.m. an accident took place on MD Route 24, or Rocks Road, in the area of Newport Drive in Forest Hill, according to a post from Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner to the association's official Facebook page. Multiple medical units from Bel Air, Fallston and Jarrettsville volunteer fire companies were called to the scene to treat injuries, the post states. Stick with Patch for updates.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Traffic will be detoured in Aberdeen near the Aberdeen Proving Ground main gate.
A major intersection in Aberdeen will undergo a series of detours overnight into Friday morning, Aberdeen police said. From 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, a series of changes will take place at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and MD Route 715—the interchange near the main gate for Aberdeen Proving Ground. Those changes, Aberdeen police said, include: The detours come amid a significant construction project at the intersection. For live traffic updates, view our commute page. — » Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
An accident in Harford County sent one person to a regional trauma center Thursday evening.
UPDATED (Friday, 9:24 a.m.)—An Edgewood man is in stable condition after being hit by a car Thursday not far from his home. Around 6:39 p.m. Myles Daye Murphy, 22, of the 800 block West Spring Meadow Court in Edgewood was hit by a 2002 Ford Explorer in the area of Hanson Road and Woodbridge Center Way in Edgewood, according to Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were told Murphy ran in front of the SUV, driven by a 32-year-old Edgewood woman. Police said Murphy was on his way from the Woodbridge Valley community towards the Harford Square community across Hanson Road. The driver swerved, but couldn't avoid hitting Murphy, according to Hopkins. Murphy was transported by medevac helicopter to a …