Woman, 57, injured in Joppatowne car accident

A 57-year-old woman was injured Wednesday afternoon in a car accident in Joppatowne and flown to shock trauma.

The two-car accident was reported just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of Route 40 and Joppa Farm Road, according to a press release from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

When they arrived, Joppa-Magnolia personnel found that one patient was trapped in a car. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life to "peel the mangled metal away from the seriously injured 57-year-old female driver," according to the release.

She was freed at 2:13 p.m. and turned over to Joppa-Magnolia paramedics; she was flown by Medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore; her condition was not available.

Maryland State Police, who are investigating the accident and had no further information Wednesday night, briefly closed the westbound lanes of Route 40

The driver of the second car was no injured.

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