Baltimore woman badly hurt in crash


A 25-year-old Baltimore woman was critically injured yesterday when her car slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer and a jersey barrier on northbound Interstate 95, toll facilities police said.

Leora Yael Hamosh of Portland Street received extensive head injuries and a broken arm shortly before 9:25 a.m. when she switched from a left lane to the center lane and her car struck the back of the flatbed tractor-trailer, police said.

The car careened off the flatbed, hit the jersey barrier, spun out of control and crashed into the truck a second time, police said. Ms. Hamosh was taken by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed in critical condition yesterday.

Three lanes of northbound I-95 near Caton Avenue were closed for 15 minutes while the helicopter landed, causing a half-mile traffic-jam, police said. Two lanes remained closed while the road was cleared.

The truck driver, Michael Anthony Boose, of Spring Hope, N.C., was not injured. Police said they were investigating the accident.

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