Three injured in Level-area traffic accident Saturday

Three people were hospitalized Saturday evening after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Route 155 and Paradise Road.

A woman was driving a Toyota Corolla west on Route 155, and as she tried to turn left on Paradise, her vehicle was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven east by a 67-year-old man, according to Cpl. Dudek of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.

State Police are still conducting their investigation, and the names of those involved in the crash are not yet available.

Police were alerted to the crash at 5:06 p.m. Saturday, Dudek said.

According to Dudek's preliminary investigation, the woman driving the Toyota did not yield to eastbound traffic, and her car was hit on the front and rear of the passenger side, he said.

Her vehicle spun into the intersection of Paradise and Route 155, and the truck traveled a bit further east before it went up a grassy embankment and turned over, Dudek said.

All three people were trapped in their vehicles and had to be rescued by fire company personnel, according to a post on the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association's public information page on Facebook.

The Level Volunteer Fire Company and Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps responded to the accident, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Fire & EMS Association.

He said via text message that Level members rescued the victims from their vehicles.

The woman driving the Toyota sustained a head injury, and she was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by a State Police medevac helicopter, according to Dudek.

He said the man driving the truck and his passenger were taken by land to the University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

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