The accident is on the Beltway near New Carrollton.
An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway closed down three southbound lanes on Interstate 95 in Lanham Thursday morning. According to officials, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. near exit 20, or Annapolis Road. Cars could pass the accident in the left lane and shoulder, according to WTOP traffic. According to Prince George's Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady the accident involves more than one vehicle, however, the driver of one vehicle is trapped and critically injured. Brady tweeted, "...adult male driver extricated and will be [transported] by medics to area Trauma Center in extremely critical condition." The lanes were reopened around 11 a.m.
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.