Four people were injured, one of them critically, following a pair of vehicle crashes just before noon Sunday on Interstate 270 in Clarskburg, Maryland.
A motorcycle and a car collided in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Md. Route 121/Clarksburg Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Jason Blake.
Motorcycle vs Car 270NB near Rt 121, Pri 1 pt to a trauma center. 2nd accident caused by a driver on the shoulder, 3 NLT injuries transported to the hospital. 270 NB is closed all lanes. Find an alternative route for next 40-60 minutes. @MCFRSNews @mcfrsPIO pic.twitter.com/ab8ddAc20g
— Jason Blake (@mcfrsPIO7) June 21, 2020
One person was transported with traumatic injuries to an area hospital, according to Blake.
A second crash happened after the first one, caused by a driver on the shoulder of the roadway, which sent three people to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Blake said.
At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the WTOP Traffic Center reported traffic was getting by in one northbound lane of I-270, as crash investigators remained on the scene. All northbound lanes were closed for about an hour.
Here’s a map of the area: