Man leaps from bridge during 3-car I-495 wreck, police say

Posted at 11:38 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 13:27:16-04

A man leaped from a highway bridge following what became a three-car crash on I-495 in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police said.

Police say 43-year-old Toray Lamond Guider, of Walkersville, Md., crashed his 2015 Honda sedan around 6 a.m. on the outer loop of I-495 at Clara Barton Parkway. Investigators are not sure why Guider's car struck a guardrail and then overturned. The car eventually came to rest on it's roof in lanes one and two of the road. Guider was able to get out and get to the shoulder near the American Legion Bridge.

Shortly after the wreck, a 45-year-old off-duty fire and rescue personnel William Schnaekel, of Dallastown, Pa., stopped his car ahead of Guider's overturned sedan to render aid, police said. While the two cars were stopped, 46-year-old Fatemeh Beshkari, of Gaithersburg, Md., struck Guider's crashed sedan and Schaekel's parked car.

Police said Guider leaped from the bridge to avoid being struck as Beshkari's vehicle hit the other two cars. Guider fell roughly 50 feet, landing in a grassy area bellow. He was rescued from that location and taken to Inova Trauma Center for treatment. 

Beshkari and Schnaekel were taken to area hospitals for treatment. 

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate the accident.