Investigators say that eight people were injured in a collision that involved at least five vehicles and forced the closure of Route 29 in Scaggsville near Johns Hopkins Road. The accident affected traffic in both directions but began in the northbound lanes around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 9.
Although an investigation is still underway, police say that a 29-year-old man was speeding and driving erratically in a northbound Honda Pilot and ran into a Honda Crosstour and a Honda CR-V. Then the Pilot struck the median guardrail, which sent the SUV airborne. When the vehicle came down, it landed on a southbound Dodge Ram and travelled into a trailer attached to a Ford pickup truck. Officials had to close the entire section of highway in both directions until 8 p.m., directing traffic around the scene in the meantime.