It is the latest picture of another serious accident. This one happened in Towson Monday morning. The man in critical condition is typically the one reporting on the investigation.
"He just generally had, probably the thing that reporters need the most of, is he had a very curious nature," said Bryan Sears, Associate Regional Editor, Patch.com.
Now we're all curious and hopeful for Tyler Waldman's recovery. Police say Waldman, 24, was taken out of his Honda Civic, which was crushed, and flown to Shock Trauma. He was driving on Goucher Blvd., through the intersection at Joppa, when police say a Mustang hit Waldman's car.
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His colleagues were preparing to post a story on Patch.com not knowing their connection.
"I remember helping with the story and heard the helicopter fly. I live in the Towson area, the helicopter passed over the house. We heard it come in. It was quite the shock to get the call that it was someone I knew," said Sears.
Waldman is someone well known in Baltimore County. He started the Towson edition for Patch.com and has since moved to Essex.
Waldman put on Twitter that he was going to eat breakfast at the Corner Bakery before taking a road trip on his day off. Now Twitter accounts are lighting up with his handle.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says "let's keep him in our thoughts and prayers."
"He grew up in the area. He went to Towson High School and Towson University. He's well-known at the university. There were a number, there was at least one university professor that was at the hospital today," said Sears.
Ironically, one of the last stories Tyler wrote was a possible road rage incident that killed two people in Harford County over the weekend. Now he's the story, one we hope steers clear of the list of fatalities.
"I'd like to think that if anyone is going to pull through this it's going to be Tyler," said Sears.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Two people in the Mustang were transported to Sinai Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
At last check, Waldman remains in critical condition.