Maryland’s Bay Bridge re-opened after collision injures over a dozen people, causes major delays


Your Saturday news roundup (1/27/2024)

Your Saturday news roundup (1/27/2024)


BALTIMORE — Over three dozen vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash on the westbound part of the Bay Bridge on Saturday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

There were 23 vehicles involved in the initial crash. Additionally, another 20 vehicles were involved in a series of secondary crashes, transportation officials said on Saturday afternoon.

MDTA officials have been investigating the crash, which caused multiple injuries and shut down US-50 Bay Bridge on Saturday morning. MDTA Police first received calls on the incident around 8 a.m., according to an MDTA press statement.

Two people were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries and 11 other people were taken to local hospitals, too. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, transportation officials said.

The westbound portion of the US-50 Bay Bridge reopened by 1:50 p.m. Traffic alternated directions on the eastbound portion of the bridge while it was partially closed.

The bridge, famed for its scenic beauty, connects the ocean regions on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the cities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis.

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