Serious Accident on Pulaski Hwy Injures Five People
[June 23, 2011, 12:30am, Abingdon, MD] — On Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at approximately 9:15pm, a Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling westbound on SR40 just south of Abingdon Road. Before the deputy could affect a traffic stop, the suspect's vehicle, a 1993 black Lexus, crashed into the barrier wall, hit a traffic sign and went airborne into the eastbound side of SR40 striking a 2006 Honda Accord, with four occupants, which was traveling in the eastbound lane of SR40.
The suspect then fled from his severely damaged vehicle. Quickly following a search of the area, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies took the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Deputies recovered several grams of crack cocaine near the suspect's damaged vehicle.
Rescue workers from Joppa/Magnolia Fire Company and Abingdon Fire Company extricated the occupants, two adults and two children from the 2006 Honda Accord. The accident victims were transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the investigation and crash both vehicles had to be towed away from the scene. SR40 was closed to traffic from Abingdon Road to Sand Pebble Road for approximately an hour for clean up due to the accident.
The investigation is ongoing and several criminal and traffic related charges are pending on the suspect at this time.