Tanker Truck Accident Temporarily Shuts Down 83

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Two cars crashed on I-83, causing one car to flip in the air and land upside down–wedged under a tanker truck.  It happened right at the start of rush hour Wednesday, delaying thousands of drivers. 

Weijia Jiang has the incredible video.

A horrific scene unfolded on northbound I-83.  Police say a car collided with a Jeep, flipped and got pinned upside down, underneath a massive tanker truck.  For an hour after the crash happened, all lanes were shut down and drivers were stuck in gridlock.

The accident was so nasty, traffic was backed up all the way to the Beltway at the top of rush hour.

“Everybody’s honking their horns.  It was chaos,” said driver Mary Lowery.

“I was trying to get out for my wife’s birthday and it caused me to be late,” said driver Chris Stolz.

“Anywhere you went, any turn you made, there was more traffic.  Everyone was trying to take the same detour,” said driver Doug Sheredos.

One Baltimore County bus driver said the accident made it very difficult for her and her colleagues to get kids home on time.  At one bus stop alone, she waited more than 15 minutes for parents to arrive.

“I was coming from Towson to Cockeysville to a babysitting job.  I have to pick her up from the bus stop so I had to call the mom. I was stuck in traffic,” said Nicole Babus.

A headache for sure, but somehow one without serious injuries.  Police say the driver of the wedged car got out by himself. He was transported to the hospital.

State Police say the driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital.  Both are recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

Police say nothing hazardous spilled from the tanker.


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