One person was hospitalized after a car crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer on the Beltway in Bethesda on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer.
The person was taken to a local hospital as a “priority 2” trauma patient, Piringer wrote on Twitter. Out of a scale of three with priority one being the most serious, priority two typically denotes injuries that are serious but not necessarily life-threatening.
Piringer wrote on Twitter the crash occurred before 2:30 p.m. on the inner loop of the highway past Rockville Pike. The crash caused the injured person in the car to become entrapped and emergency responders had to extricate the person from the vehicle. Piringer did not specify if others were in the car at the time.
MCFRS crews blocked a few lanes of the highway while responding. Lanes were still closed after 3 p.m.