Patch editor Tyler Waldman at Shock Trauma with 'life-threatening injuries'

Baltimore County Police said Monday afternoon, Nov. 26, that 24-year-old Towson resident Tyler Waldman was at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with "life-threatening injuries" following a two-car crash that morning in Towson.

Waldman, who lives in the 300 block of Stevenson Lane, is a graduate of Towson High School and Towson University.

He formerly served as an intern at the Towson Times, and was the first editor of the hyper-local news site, Towson Patch.

He served there until he moved to that company's Essex-Middle River website in late August.

As of Tuesday, officials at Shock Trauma said Waldman was still in critical condition, but could provide no additional details.

Baltimore County Police said fire and police units responded to the corner of Goucher Boulevard and East Joppa Road at 9:18 a.m. Monday, where the preliminary investigation said Waldman was driving a Honda Civic on Goucher Boulevard through the intersection.

Police said a Ford Mustang traveling east on East Joppa Road struck the Civic. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The occupants of the Ford Mustang were transported to Sinai Hospital for evaluation and treatment, police said. On Tuesday morning, police said the driver had suffered minor injuries, but police did not know if the Ford occupants had been released from the hospital.

Shortly after the accident, traffic was diverted off Goucher Boulevard and East Joppa Road as the county's crash team conducted its investigation.

In a statement on Patch, associate regional editor Sean Welsh called Waldman "an invaluable member of our team and is a friend to many of the editors in the Baltimore metro area."

"On behalf of all of Tyler's Patch colleagues and fellow Towerlight alums, I ask that you keep Tyler and his family in your thoughts and prayers," Welsh said.

As news of the accident spread around the Towson community late Monday, County Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson, said Waldman is a "real hometown guy" who was well-suited for his former role in Towson.

"We're all wishing him the best and thinking of his family," Marks said when reached Monday evening.

This story will be updated.

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