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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/23/2010

10 hospitalized after I-70 accidents

By Washington Post editors

Two car crashes on I-70 have sent 10 people to hospitals, some with life-threatening injuries.

The Maryland State Police says the first crash occurred early Sunday on eastbound I-70 when a Volkswagen Jetta collided with a Nissan Altima. Six people were transported to hospitals, and at least five other vehicles struck debris from the crash and were disabled.

In the second accident, a Honda Civic traveling eastbound on I-70 traveled off the roadway and overturned for unknown reasons. Two passengers in the rear seat were thrown from the car during the impact. Four people were taken to the hospital.

Police say alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in both crashes.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | August 23, 2010; 11:03 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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We've come to believe that many formerly moderate drinkers now need an extra drink or three to brave the high-speeds and aggressive driving now common on our interstates and other highways.

As the Louisville ballplayer Pete Browning used to say when facing National League pitchers prior to 1893, when the mound was just 50 feet from home plate, "It takes a little of the old red-eye to go up agin 'em."

Posted by: perryneheum | August 23, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I-70 is a pretty long highway, running from Baltimore to the PA border in western MD -- could we get an approximate location for each of the accidents?

Posted by: klaw009x | August 23, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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