Accident in Essex causing traffic backups along Eastern Avenue

A car accident has snarled traffic Thursday afternoon along Eastern Avenue in Essex, Baltimore County police said.

About 12:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry and a Yellow Cab were involved in accident at Eastern Avenue and Island Point Road, police said. Three adults were in the Camry while only the driver was in the cab. All four were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police did not say what caused the accident, but said they were investigating.

After the accident, police closed a portion of Eastern Avenue between Diamond Point Road and the Essex side of the Back River Bridge. 

As of 2:30 p.m. Baltimore County police said they have reopened both eastbound lanes of the affected portion of Eastern Avenue. The westbound lanes remain closed, police said.

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