A woman was sent to a hospital in "grave" condition after a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that shut down the Bel Air Bypass (Route 1) near Route 24 to southbound traffic, Harford County rescue officials reported.
One vehicle overturned in the accident, which was reported at 2:34 p.m. just south of Vale Road, Sgt. Cummins of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack said.
The bypass was shut down south of Rocks Road (Route 24/924) shortly afterward for police, fire and EMS and an accident reconstruction team to work at the scene, Cummins said.
A woman was taken to a hospital in "grave condition," according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association's Twitter feed.
Cummins declined to comment on the woman's condition. He said he did not know to what hospital she was taken.
Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area and expect traffic delays, according to the Harford County Emergency Management Twitter feed.
State Police requested assistance from State Highway Administration for reconstruction of the "serious" collision, Cummins said.
He expected the road to be shut down for at least two hours. It reopened at 5:35 p.m., according to Harford County Emergency Management and the Harford County Fire & EMS Association.
"We are cognizant of how busy the roadway is," he said.
A Medevac was originally requested for the crash but later canceled, according to the Fire & EMS Association.