Reported Road Rage Crashes Shut Down 295 Saturday
Cody James Hickerson of Frederick County has been charged, according to officials.
On Saturday night, drivers experienced backups on Maryland Route 295 after what The Baltimore Sun reported was a case of road rage involving four vehicles.
Multiple people were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred just before 8 p.m., Maryland State Police told Patch.
Cody James Hickerson, 25, of Frederick County, was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and driving under the influence in a disturbance that began when the driver of a Subaru Outback honked at him for driving erratically on 295 southbound, reported The Baltimore Sun. As a result, Hickerson drove his Nissan Titan into the passenger side of the Subaru, pulled over near the Waterview Avenue exit in Baltimore City and he and his passenger attacked the Subaru with their fists and knees, according to the report.
The driver of a Pontiac GTO stopped to assist, and when the Pontiac left the scene, Hickerson followed it across the Baltimore County line before ramming into it with his truck, reported WJZ, causing the Pontiac to spin off the highway.
Hickerson's truck crossed the median into 295 northbound, where it flipped several times and landed on the hood of a Honda Civic, ejecting him, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Alcoholic beverages were found near the truck, reported WJZ.
Lanes were shut down on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway northbound at Interstate 695 between 7:47 p.m. and 10:35 p.m., said Maryland State Police.
An Elkridge Patch reader reported there was a "huge backup on 295 S" near the Howard/Anne Arundel line just before 9 p.m.
Hickerson and his passenger were being treated for what WJZ said were "serious injuries."