A car traveling in the wrong lane on the Bay Bridge is being blamed for a head-on collision between two other cars that left four people seriously injured yesterday.
The accident forced state officials to close the westbound span for three hours, causing traffic delays for motorists heading to and from the Eastern Shore.
Anthony Brown, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority, said one lane on the eastbound span was closed for painting, forcing some eastbound traffic to be diverted onto one lane of the westbound span.
But about 1 p.m., the driver of a 1991 Oldsmobile apparently didn't notice the change and was driving west in the eastbound lane.
Brown said that when the motorist saw traffic coming his way, he veered into the other lane, sideswiping a Cadillac, which hit a Honda head-on and ended up heading west in the eastbound lane.
Brown said no one was killed, but he could not provide any information on the injured. All patients were flown by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.