Thirteen people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle wreck on Route 1 in Jessup, according to a news release from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
County officials declared the wreck a "mass casualty incident" because of the number of injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the 7500 block of Washington Boulevard, also known as Route 1, shortly before 7:30 a.m. on July 22 to a report of a motor vehicle collision, officials said.
Units arrived and found two cars, a pickup truck and a 10-passenger van, involved in a collision, officials said.
Thirteen patients were transported with minor injuries to area hospitals: two to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, four to St. Agnes Hospital, two to Harbor Hospital and five to Howard County General Hospital.