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Man hit by bus in fair condition

November 23, 1998

A 70-year-old pedestrian hit by a Washington County Commuter bus was listed in fair condition at the Washington County Hospital on Monday evening.

Neither the bus driver, Sherry Bowers, nor the pedestrian, Herbert Dotson, were at fault, according to a report by Hagerstown Police Department Officer Angela Poole.

The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Monday.

Bowers, 60, of Hagerstown, had a green light as she turned the bus right from Washington Street onto Potomac Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Renner.

Dotson, 70, of Westminster, Md., had a green walk signal as he walked from east to west on the Potomac crosswalk, Renner said.

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"There was a thud and he almost went under my car," said Harvey Sprecher, who witnessed the accident.

Sprecher, 47, of Hagerstown, agreed with the police assessment that nobody was at fault.

After the accident Bowers was shaken up and allowed to take the rest of the day off, said Kevin Cerrone, director of the County Commuter program.

Cerrone said he would have no further comment until he read the police report.

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