BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A major accident on the Hanover Street bridge in South Baltimore left one person dead and a dozen injured on Friday night.
WJZ’s Amy Yensi has the latest.
The call came in around 9:00 p.m. Friday for an accident along the Hanover Street Bridge.
According to police, 49-year-old Charles Coleman Jr. was driving a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling northbound on the bridge, in the center lane, against a lane direction marked with a red “X” for northbound travel. At the same time, a 2007 Ford van, carrying a dozen people, was traveling southbound in the center lane, with a green arrow marked for southbound travel. Both vehicles collided.
“There were three lanes headed southbound. The Pathfinder that was involved in this accident was heading northbound in the middle lane that should have been heading in the southbound direction,” said Samuel Johnson, Baltimore City fire Department.
Police say Coleman Jr. died as a result of the accident.
According to investigators, the van was traveling with six children while they were on their way to a church service.
Officials tell WJZ that the extent of those injured ranged from non-life threatening to very serious.