Woman's legs amputated after serious crash

Two people were flown to shock trauma after an accident on I-95 Tuesday that cost one woman her legs.

Early Tuesday morning, Herman K. Ziemann 5th, 26, of the 900 block of Whitaker Mill Road in Joppa, was driving a 2001 BMW 325 north on I-95 near the Riverside exit, according to a release from Maryland State Police with the JFK Highway Barrack.

The BMW was passing vehicles on the shoulder at high speeds when Ziemann lost control, according to state police.

The car skid across the lanes for northbound traffic and hit a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 36-year-old Rebecca Welsh of the first block of White Birch Drive in North East, according to state police.

The impact caused both the BMW and Chevrolet to overturn. Welsh was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the her vehicle, according to state police.

Both Welsh and Ziemann were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. Ziemann was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon and was no longer listed as a patient as of Thursday. Police believe he is the at-fault driver based on excessive speed and negligent driving, according to the release.

Both of Welsh's legs were amputated from below the knee and she was listed in serious, but stable condition at shock trauma Thursday afternoon.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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