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Crews Use Jaws of Life in Route 40 Crash in Joppa

A woman was seriously injured in the crash, Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reported.

Crews Use Jaws of Life in Route 40 Crash in Joppa Crews Use Jaws of Life in Route 40 Crash in Joppa Crews Use Jaws of Life in Route 40 Crash in Joppa
US Route 40 was closed for approximately one hour after a crash in which a woman was seriously injured, officials said.

A 57-year-old woman was trapped in her vehicle on Route 40 at Joppa Farm Road after a crash, and first responders had to use the jaws of life to get her out, according to  Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, which was dispatched to the call at 1:56 p.m.

Joppa-Magnolia's crews arrived at 2:02 p.m. and "using the jaws of life to peel the mangled metal" away from her, they extricated the woman from the car by 2:13 p.m., the fire company reported.

The woman was taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and Joppa-Magnolia said she was "seriously injured."

The other driver involved in the crash was not injured, according to the report.

All lanes of Route 40 were closed at approximately 2:15 p.m. following the crash, according to the  Coordinated Highways Action Response Team.

The westbound side of Route 40 reopened at 2:48 p.m., Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reported.

By 3:30 p.m. all lanes were open on Route 40.

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