7 injured in area wrecks, traffic clogs I-70
By BRENDAN KIRBY
Two serious traffic accidents occurred in the Tri-State area Sunday on what was otherwise a fairly uneventful post-holiday weekend.
The steady rain that pelted the region all day appears to have contributed to both accidents, authorities said.
The driver of a car appeared to lose control coming down a hill on Md. 77 (Foxville Road) southeast of Smithsburg at about 3 p.m., Maryland State Police said. The 1997 Hyundai overturned, he said.
Trooper George Fockler said the driver and four passengers were taken to Washington County Hospital.
Further information was not immediately available, but Fockler said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
"They're not in good shape, but not in too bad shape, either," he said.