OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Eight people, including a toddler, were hospitalized Sunday after a vehicle crash on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City.
Ocean City Communications Center dispatched Ocean City fire and police units at around 2:47 p.m. to the Route 90 bridge for a vehicle crash with injuries.READ MORE: UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Ocean City, Maryland Crash That Injured 8 People, Including Toddler
A vehicle was half over the guardrail and multiple people were injured. A mass casualty incident was declared and the call was upgraded to a rescue response.
Officials said during the collision, one 18-month-old child was ejected from the car teetering over the guardrail and landed into the Assawoman Bay.READ MORE: SEE IT: Video Shows Good Samaritan Rescuing Baby Who Fell Off Ocean City Bridge After Crash
A Good Samaritan immediately jumped over the guardrail and into the bay, rescuing the toddler.
Firefighters secured the vehicle while paramedics treated multiple priority patients. Seven people were taken to various hospitals while the child was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital.
Ocean City Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident, and Route 90 remains closed at Coastal Highway and 589.MORE NEWS: Good Samaritan, Ocean City First Responders Reunite After Heroic Rescue