By Steve Dellar   |  03-19-2018   News
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A crash involving some 20 or more vehicles in Montgomery country has been ruled a ‘mass casualty incident’. According to local media multiple people have been hospitalized, several severely injured. So far some two dozen people had to have medical checks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Officials: Crash involving over 20 vehicles in Montgomery Co. is mass casualty incident, multiple hospitalized, several with trauma, over two dozen being evaluated <a href="https://t.co/NpgoaNcLM9">https://t.co/NpgoaNcLM9</a> <a href="https://t.co/aFHDK8EkXk">pic.twitter.com/aFHDK8EkXk</a></p>&mdash; ABC 7 News - WJLA (@ABC7News) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7News/status/975681377248202752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The fire department of Montgomery County claims that medical crews are working non-stop to help the many wounded.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is a horrific situation… <a href="https://t.co/cBpstgWMa2">https://t.co/cBpstgWMa2</a></p>&mdash; mktgchic (@mktgchic) <a href="https://twitter.com/mktgchic/status/975697620487122944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Although state troopers are still investigating, the current reporting has it that around 5:20 a.m. Monday, the Rockville Barrack of the Maryland State Police picked up a call for the apparent multi-car collision Southbound of I-270 at Middle Brook Road.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(525a) SB I270 near Middlebrook Road, multi-car collision, lanes closed <a href="https://t.co/iiYedofM8w">pic.twitter.com/iiYedofM8w</a></p>&mdash; Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcfrsPIO/status/975674085672935424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some reports state that a truck carrying rocks and gravel, lost its load, causing many to crash.

At this time, all southbound lanes on I-270 at Middle Brook Road are all closed. At this time, all lanes on southbound I-270 at Middle Brook Road were closed around 5:30a.m.Traffic is being detoured onto Route 355.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Multi-car accident on I-270 in Montgomery County. Multiple fatalites possible. Stya with <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXBaltimore?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FOXBaltimore</a> for details. <a href="https://t.co/5Bojx3n8rn">https://t.co/5Bojx3n8rn</a></p>&mdash; Patrice Sanders (@PatriceSSanders) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatriceSSanders/status/975682107501678592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national/vehicle-crash-maryland-declared-mass-casualty-incident/8uYsz4oZ5wLjqqHOoXZYhN/

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