Two hurt in accident that closes Mountain Road in Fallston

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Mountain Road in Fallston was closed for nearly three hours Wednesday night following a car accident that sent two men to the hospital with critical injuries.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mountain Road (Route 152) and Connolly Road, according to a media release from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.

Troopers said Nicholas Joseph Lotz, 22, was driving a green Chevrolet pickup west on Connolly Road and failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the release. The Chevrolet truck collided with an Isuzu sports utility vehicle, driven by Joshua Charles Wilson, 19, that was heading north on Route 152 passing Connolly Road.

The two vehicles then crashed into an embankment, with Lotz's vehicle continuing to travel up the embankment until it stopped at a tree.

The Isuzu SUV was hit on the passenger side and came to final rest on the grass shoulder.

The stop sign was damaged.

Members of Fallston Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene to administer medical attention.

Wilson was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Lotz was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, State Police said.

Lotz is from the 2000 block of Valley Mill Road in Freeland, according to the accident report. Wilson lives in the 2300 block of Connolly Road.

Both were listed as critically injured in the accident report, although State Police have said Lotz's injuries ended up being non-life-threatening.

Mountain Road was closed for approximately three hours while Maryland State Police reconstructionists investigated the accident. The State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure and temporarily detoured traffic. The investigation is ongoing.

The road reopened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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