Kingsville Accident Hospitalizes Man, Shears Off Utility Pole

Southbound lanes of Belair Road remained closed past 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Nearly two and a half hours after a single-vehicle accident in Kingsville, southbound lanes of Belair Road near Mt. Vista Road remained closed. 

At about 7:07 a.m. on Saturday, a silver Honda Accord struck and "sheared off" a utility pole and turned on its side near the intersection of Belair Road and Mt. Vista Road, according to Cpl. John Wachter of the Baltimore County Police Department. 

The driver received serious but not life threatening injuries and was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital Center. The investigation, clean-up of the broken utility pole and closure of southbound lanes of Belair Road continued past 9:30 a.m., Wachter said. 

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, he said.

Big T. January 20, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Maybe as a part of the beautifiying Perry Hall we can get some LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT signs installed along this stretch of roadway.
shaler Johnson January 20, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I agree that the majority of accidents are speed related. I drive to and from Bel Air several times a week. People are always speeding along Bel Air road especially through Kingsville. They never SLOW down to even close to 40mph. Slow down, stop texting and talking on your phone and pay attention to that 2-1/2 ton vehicle that you are driving!
John Clarke January 20, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Only individuals that like an adrenaline rush periodicly would attempt to cross Belair road after they get the green light before they take a good second look in both directions before attempting it. They county could keep a fulltime patrol car at this intersection and it would pay for itself in a months time as too many drivers think that this stretch of Belair road is part of the Indianapolis speedway. Perhaps if they would raise the fines for individuals that receive a citation along this road to say between $500.00 and a $1000.00. it would help people to understand that speeding and reckless driving along this stretch will not be tolerated as it has caused way too many accidents to be ignored.
Dottie Cordwell January 20, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I live off of Mt Vista and this intersection has more accidents than any other place on Belair Rd. If you are waiting in the northbound turn lane waiting to turn left into Mt Vista, it feels like the oncoming traffic is closer than other intersections. Also people are speeding. As much as I hate speed cameras, maybe one on the southbound lanes before the intersection would save lives.
Ashley January 21, 2013 at 07:37 PM
I have to agree with that. I can't tell you how many times I've almost been hit by southbound Bel Air traffic while waiting to make a left onto Mt. Vista.


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