Two people were injured, one of them critically, in a car crash on the Bay Bridge that shut down the westbound span for nearly two hours and continued to delay traffic well into the evening, Maryland Transportation Authority officials said.
The crash happened about 4 p.m. near the 33-mile mark near the Anne Arundel side of the bridge, MdTA said, when a Chevy Astro minivan and a Dodge pickup truck pulling a 38-foot box trailer collided nearly head-on. The driver of the Astro, a man, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were initially expected to be life-threatening, but his condition has since been upgraded and he is expected to survive.
A passenger in the pickup truck was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and no one else in that vehicle was injured, MdTA officials said.
As of 5:45 p.m., two of the three lanes had reopened, and all lanes were reopened before 7 p.m., though traffic delays remained.