1 person injured in Md. WB I-70 collision

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- One person has leg and arm injuries after a collision that happened a little after noon Tuesday on westbound Interstate 70 just west of Route 75, Maryland State Police Department said.

Maryland State Police responded to the crash around 12:38 p.m. Officers learned that a 2013 Honda Ridgeline being driven by Roy A. Sailers, 50, of Gwynn Oak, Md. tried to make a lane change from lane one into lane two.

Police said, the vehicle then hit a 2003 Dodge Dakota in lane two, which was being operated by Sidney L. Dinges, 68, of Woodstock, Va.

The Dodge Dakota then hit the left guardrail, bounced off of it and then hit the right guardrail, authorities said. Both vehicles were disabled at the scene, police said.

Dinges was taken to the hospital for arm and leg injuries, according to Maryland State Police. Sailers did not get hurt in the accident, police said.

Authorities said, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The Interstate 70 was closed for about 30 minutes, police said. All lanes have been reopened.


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