3 hurt in Beltway work zone crash

Two highway workers and one driver were hurt early Friday morning in yet another crash that happened in work zones on the Baltimore Beltway, Maryland State police said. 

Authorities stated that the crash happened around 3 a.m. on the inner loop of I-695. 

The investigation shows that the driver of an SUV drove in the construction zone and hit the back of an unoccupied pickup truck. Police said the pickup truck pushed forward into the to construction workers who were standing in the area. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police do not believe alcohol or drug impairment were factors. Additionally police said the active work zone was marked. The emergency lights were also activated on a patrol car when the crash happened. 

Police said the two workers and the female driver were all taken to the hospital for their injuries. 

Two other crashes also happened overnight in the same work zone area. One crash happened just after 1 a.m. when a truck carrying construction equipment was slowing down to drive into the work zone and was hit in the back by a driver who didn't slow down. Police said the driver was taken to the hospital. 

Another crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on the outer loop of I-695 at Providence Road when two vehicles did not merge as the lanes reduced due to the construction. The two vehicles crash and went off the road into a wooded area. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital. 

 

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