GAMBRILLS, Md. (WMAR) - Around the same time most people were eating lunch on Monday, a taxi driver found himself driving into an accident that left him in clinging for his life.
Anne Arundel County Police say the crash happened on Defense Highway near Rutland Road just after noon.
An investigation into the crash revealed Bernhard Ferg, driving an 2005 Dodge Caravan taxi, was driving northbound when he lost control on a curve. While police are not sure why Ferg lost control, his vehicle crossed the double lines in the middle of the road.
It was what the Anne Arundel County Crash Team described next that explains Ferg's current condition.
Police say Ferg swiped a Ford box truck before the front of his taxi went under the side of the truck and hit the rear axle.
39-year-old Javier Lopez from Silver Spring was the driver of the box truck.
Ferg's car was damaged so badly that he ended up being trapped until emergency crews could rescue him. He was taken to Shock Trauma.
Lopez only suffered minor injuries and was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.
Police say it is too early in the investigation to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. However, detectives say weather could have played a significant role in the severity of the wreck.
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