A multiple-vehicle car accident along Interstate 70 landed four people in the hospital the morning of Monday, July 8. Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a car accident with injuries around 8:30 a.m. The accident occurred on the eastbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 37, just before the Frederick County line in Washington County.
Lynn Gardner Dennis, 60 years old, was stopped on the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes in a broken-down tractor-trailer. Police say the tractor-trailer was carrying an oversized load. John Enciu, age 63, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi dump truck in the same direction. As he attempted to pass the tractor-trailer with its oversized load, the dump truck hit the left end of the tractor-trailer.
The impact of the collision caused Enciu to lose control of the dump truck. The truck overturned and crashed into a third vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 69-year-old Nevin Lowdermilk. The Tahoe was also stopped along the shoulder in front of the tractor-trailer, according to state police.
Enciu and Lowdermilk were taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment of injuries.
Two passengers in the dump truck also required medical attention: 50-year-old Ilie Enciu was taken to Meritus Medical Center as well, while 60-year-old Ioan Buhlea was rushed by helicopter to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Buhlea was listed in good condition that evening. The conditions of the other three who were injured was not immediately available.
Maryland State Police closed down a portion of the road for less than an hour while crews cleaned up the scene of the accident. Police are still continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident, and charges are still pending.
The Maryland car accident attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin wish all of the accident victims a full and quick recovery.