Car Crashes on Saturday and Sunday Snarled Traffic into Annapolis
It was a busy weekend for Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel, with car accidents on Saturday and Sunday mornings that impacted traffic to and from South County into Annapolis. According to Fire Department spokesman Chief Keith Swindle, an accident involving three vehicles happened on Solomons Island Road at Tarragon Lane in Edgewater around 11 a.m. on Saturday. This area is adjacent to Gingerville.
Swindle said that fire department personnel transported three patients to Anne Arundel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
That accident backed traffic up on Route 2 to the Central Avenue traffic light in Edgewater throughout the lunch hour. The resulting backup also meant the Riva Road access to Annapolis was slow from the bridge to the light at Truman Parkway.
While fire was working on the clearing the Tarragon Lane crash, Swindle said that another call came in at 11:58 a.m. for a single vehicle into a retaining wall at 2472 Solomons Island Road. There were no reported injuries in that incident, but there was vehicle and property damage.
On Sunday morning, with temperatures below freezing, Swindle said that a call came in around 9:30 a.m. for a two-vehicle collision with one person entrapped at the Riva Road Bridge.
This is right near Mike’s Crab House in Riva.
A total of six patients were taken to area hospitals, all by ground ambulance. Three were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. An additional three were taken to Baltimore Shock Trauma Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Please remember to use caution when approaching bridges when there is a freeze. Bridges can become icy, and freeze before roadways.