One flown to shock trauma after vehicle hits pole in northern Harford Saturday

One person was airlifted to a regional trauma center after a vehicle struck a utility pole in northern Harford County on Saturday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police and the Harford Fire & EMS Association.

The accident on Route 543 (Ady) Road near Heaps Road in Street was called in shortly after 2:50 p.m., according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts, with wires reported down on the vehicle involved.

One person was ejected from a vehicle and the wires were live, requiring rescue personnel to wait for Delmarva Power to deactivate them, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Fire & EMS Association, posted on the organization's media Facebook page.

Gardiner wrote that no other injuries were reported and a Medevac landed off Emory Church Road to make the transport of the person who had been ejected.

Sgt. Yingling, duty officer at the State Police Bel Air Barrack, said the injured person was airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He did not know the extent of the injuries. No other vehicles were involved, he said.

As of 4:15 p.m. Route 543 remained closed between Highland and Old Pylesville roads, as a Delmarva Power crew worked to replace the damaged pole and restore the power line, Yingling said. He said Delmarva had not provided an estimated time that the repairs would be completed and motorists should continue to avoid the area.

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