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Massive delays on 301 S

5:18 p.m. Update: Two crashes -- including one that critically injured a man in his 40s -- have significantly slowed traffic on Route 301 in the Brandywine area, according to police and fire officials.

The more serious crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Route 301 near Brandywine Road. A man in his 40s had to be pulled by firefighters from underneath a flipped commercial panel track, said Mark Brady, a fire department spokesman. His injuries were thought to be life-threatening, Brady said. Two others were also hurt in the crash, though their injuries were thought to be less serious, Brady said.

A second crash also occurred around the same time on Route 301 near Missouri Avenue, according to police and fire officials. Three people were transported from that crash with non-life threatening injuries, Brady said.

A sergeant at the Maryland State Police barrack in Forestville said traffic was getting by the crashes on the shoulder of the roadway. He said he could not provide details on either crash, but neither was thought immediately to be fatal. Updates will be provided as they become available.

-- Matt Zapotosky

5:15 p.m. Update: Prince George's County EMS spokesman Mark Brady said a multi-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Route 301 near Brandywine Road. Firefights had to extricate an adult male from beneath a commercial panel truck that flipped, he said. The victim, who is in his 40s, sustained "critical, life-threatening injuries," and was flowed to a trauma center. Two other people with less-severe injuries were taken to a hospitals.

Three people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries from the scene of the second crash, Brady said.

5 p.m. Update: State officials warn that motorists should expect heavy delays on 301 South.

Original post: Route 301 South is closed at Brandywine Road and Williams Drive due to two accidents in Prince George's County, according to incident data from the state of Maryland. The Brandywine accident involved five vehicles; the Williams Drive crash two.

By Michael Bolden  | November 2, 2010; 4:56 PM ET
Categories:  Driving, Maryland  
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