The driver of an ice-cream truck said that brake failure caused him to hit the rear of one car, cross a center traffic line and hit another car on Route 108 in Ellicott City Thursday night, Howard County traffic investigators said.
No one was seriously injured in the accident, though one driver was flown by a state police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for evaluation, said Cpl. Fred Von Briesen, a traffic investigator.
Susan Basso, 42, of Columbia, was released from the center early Friday morning. Her two children, 11 and 9, were taken to Howard County General Hospital, where they were treated Thursday night and released, police said.
The driver of another vehicle, Sara Kovensky, 22, of Columbia, and the driver of the Edy's Ice Cream truck, Harvey Hayes Jr., 31, of Gaithersburg, were treated and released from Howard County General, police said.
According to police, Mr. Hayes was driving west on Route 108 near Ten Mills Road when his truck struck Ms. Kovensky's Mazda Protege, which was stopped to make a left turn.
Police were checking the truck's brakes Friday.