Posted on Mar 23, 2013

A man who was seriously injured on Friday, March 15, in a Maryland truck crash along state Route 67 appears to be doing better, according to a spokesperson for the Hagerstown barracks of the Maryland State Police.

The man, who has not been identified, was driving a Cadillac northbound on Maryland Route 67, also called Rohrersville Road, shortly before 4:00 p.m. when the accident occurred.

For reasons unknown, the Cadillac crossed the center double-yellow line near the intersection of Appletown Road and Route 67 in Boonsboro.

It then collided head-on with a box truck that was traveling southbound on Route 67. The impact of the two-vehicle crash caused the driver’s side of the Cadillac to be crushed and pushed into the passenger’s seat area.

Emergency personnel on the scene had to take off the roof of the Cadillac in order to free the trapped driver. It took them nearly an hour to complete the rescue.

The driver was airlifted to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with what were believed to be life-threatening injuries. According to a spokesperson for the police, the driver’s status improved and by evening his injuries were no longer listed as life threatening.

The driver of the box truck was transported via ambulance to Meritus Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening.

Maryland State Police closed the local roads for several hours in order to conduct an investigation into the Maryland truck crash. A trooper trained in commercial vehicle accidents was on the scene to help with the investigation.

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