Andrew Blake McDonnell, 21, of the first block of Tidewater Drive in Havre de Grace, was taken to a regional trauma center in critical condition after he allegedly struck the back of a trailer and another vehicle while driving north on I-95 at about 10:30 p.m., according to an accident report. According to postings from McDonnell's family on Facebook, he was released from Shock Trauma the next day.
One of the vehicles his vehicle struck then hit another vehicle. None of the other victims were injured, according to the report.
Fire department units were dispatched around 10:30 p.m. Friday to northbound I-95 at mile marker 82.5 near the Maryland House rest area's northbound exit ramp, according to the Harford County Md Fire and EMS PIO Media Page. One person was taken to a regional trauma center in critical condition.
The accident left one person trapped. It took fire crews 30 minutes to extricate that person, according to the Fire & EMS Association.
During extrication, the media page reads, one firefighter from the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company was injured when fluid from extrication tools got into his eye. The firefighter was treated at a local hospital.
TFC Saul Martinez, with the JFK Barrack, said Monday afternoon that when he reached the accident scene, he asked the victim, a white male around 30 years old, if he had been drinking and the victim replied in the affirmative.
Martinez, who was one of the first troopers on the scene, also said that EMTs could smell alcohol on the victim. He added, however, that the accident remains in the preliminary investigation stage and no charges have been filed.