Westminster Fire Department responds to accident on Route 140
Westminster Fire Department responds to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 140 and Englar Road that snarled traffic for several hours Saturday
April 21, 2018 by Westminster Fire Department PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff
A serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 140 and Englar Road snarled traffic for several hours Saturday evening just outside of Westminster.
On Sat., April 21, 2018, at approximately 8:30 in the evening, units from the Westminster Fire Department, Westminster City Police, and the Maryland State Police responded to a call for a two-vehicle head-on vehicle collision at the intersection of Englar Road and Route 140 – Baltimore Blvd.
Emergency units responded quickly to the scene. Upon arrival, Westminster Fire Department Lt. Guy Garheart found a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the middle of the intersection. A Taneytown police officer on his way to work had happened upon the scene and was assisting the response. Although there was significant property damage to both vehicles, fortunately no-one was injured seriously in the accident.
And fortunately, no first responders – police officers, EMS providers or firefighters were hurt. This, in spite of a series of several serious incidents in which drivers drove around the cones and flares at traffic control points – and through the accident scene, in order to hasten their travels – directly endangering the lives of the first responders.
The accident remains under investigation.
20:29 CT: VEHICLE COLLISION BALTIMORE BLVD / ENGLAR RD BOX: 0331 DUE: M39, E31 18006950 20:31
Westminster Fire Department responds to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 140 and Englar Road that snarled traffic for several hours Saturday https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/westminster-fire-department-responds-accident-route-140
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