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Collision on Route 152 injures driver, halts traffic for 3 hours

JOPPATOWNE — JOPPATOWNE - Rush-hour traffic came to a halt yesterday after an accident on Route 152 near Franklinville Road closed the road from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., police said.

The accident occurred at 7:55 a.m. when a southbound 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by Mark Chapman of Bel Air crossed the center line on Route 152 and collided head-on with a 1997 International tractor pulling a semitrailer, according to police. The accident is being investigated.

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Chapman, 43, was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he remained in critical condition last evening. There were no other injuries.


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