Fallston crash

A two-car crash caused delays on Route 1 near Route 152 in Fallston Tuesday afternoon. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / April 18, 2012)

A woman was taken to shock trauma with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 in Fallston.

The woman, who Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association spokesperson Dave Williams said is approximately 86 years old, was taken by ambulance to the Baltimore hospital after being extricated from her vehicle. The accident occurred in the 2300 block of Belair Road around 12:48 p.m., he added.

Maryland State Police Lt. Charles Moore identified the woman as Marie Catherine Temple, of Perry Hall. Temple was waiting to turn left on to southbound Route 1, from the Fallston Mall, and pulled out in front of another car, headed north on Route 1.

That car was a 2000 Honda Accord, driven by Angela Catherine Riggle, of Rising Sun, Moore said. Riggle T-boned Temple's 2004 Honda Civic.


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Temple had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was briefly trapped in the vehicle, Williams said.

The rescue crew had to force open the driver's side door to reach the woman, who Williams said was extricated within 15 minutes. She was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by Fallston ambulance.

Riggle was taken by ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air for "evaluation of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries," Williams said.

Traffic on Route 1 was halted in both directions as rescue personnel and police cleared the accident scene.

Maryland State Police are investigating the accident.