A 22-year-old man was seriously hurt Monday afternoon, and two others sustained minor injuries, after a car accident and possible incident of "road rage" violence.
Lt. Cliff Kooser of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said two vehicles collided at about 4:30 p.m. near the Honda Powersports store on Maryland Route 3 in Gambrills.
Kooser said emergency responders took the 22-year-old man to Maryland Shock Trauma by ambulance. Another man and his son, ages unknown, were sent to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries.
Anne Arundel County police spokesman Lt. James Fredericks said the man taken to Shock Trauma is believed the to be the man who carried out the attack on the other two men.
A third person, Fredericks said, was hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the crash.
A Chrysler PT Cruiser and a black SUV were facing north after careening into a ditch on Maryland Route 3.
Fredericks said police are investigating whether the crash and stabbing were the result of a dispute that had started earlier.
“It’s kind of odd for them to crash like that, so we’re thinking something might have precipitated it," Fredericks said. "We’re trying to figure out where this started.”
The incident led to backups on Route 3 northbound during the evening rush hour.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated which individual was taken to Shock Trauma. Patch regrets the error.
This story will be update as new information becomes available.