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Update: Police: Driver Had Chest Pains Prior to Crash

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Chopper 16 flew over a rollover accident on Coastal Highway near Mardela Springs Monday afternoon (Photo: Chopper 16) Chopper 16 flew over a rollover accident on Coastal Highway near Mardela Springs Monday afternoon (Photo: Chopper 16)
Traffic backups on Coastal Highway could be seen for miles from Chopper 16 (Photo: Chopper 16) Traffic backups on Coastal Highway could be seen for miles from Chopper 16 (Photo: Chopper 16)

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - Maryland State Police say four people, including three children, were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon, following a serious rollover accident on Route 50 near Mardela Springs.

State Police say the driver, 50-year-old Christopher Schott, suffered serious chest pains moments before the crash on Route 50 in the area of Bel Air Drive. State Police say the pain caused Schott to lose control of his vehicle. Police say the vehicle went off the roadway, hit an embankment, went airborne, then hit a tree before landing on its roof.

State Police say three children were inside the car at the time, ages 9, 7, and 16 months. Troopers say all four people were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Sailsbury for injuries. Two of the children were then flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore. Their conditions as of Monday night were not known.

Firefighters with the Hebron Fire Department tell WBOC, the call came in around 1:15 p.m. Monday. Both eastbound lanes of Route 50 were closed for about 45 minutes while emergency crews responded to the scene. 

Chopper 16 flew over the scene and reported several mile backups, but WBOC witnessed crews reopening one eastbound lane around 2 p.m. Route 50 was back open as of 3 p.m. Monday.

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