Two injured in wreck on Halfway Boulevard

November 11, 2000

Police log for 11/11

Two hurt in wreckon Halfway Blvd.

HALFWAY - Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital on Saturday afternoon after a pickup truck ran into their motorcycle, the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway reported.

A pickup driver on Underpass Way was turning onto the ramp to Halfway Boulevard when it hit a northbound 1999 Harley-Davidson motorcycle head-on, said Fire Lt. Dard Stephens.

It was unclear whether the man driving the motorcycle had his helmet strapped on because the helmet was found lying next to him, Stephens said. The man had a broken leg.

The female motorcycle passenger was wearing her helmet, Stephens said.

Their conditions were not available because their names were unknown.

The pickup driver refused medical treatment, Stephens said.

The investigating deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department could not be reached for comment.

The intersection was closed for an hour following the accident, Stephens said.


Chimney firedamages house

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A chimney fire damaged the attic of a Potomac Village house in the 1700 block of Brookshire Run on Saturday night, the Carroll Manor Fire Co. reported.

The four occupants escaped unharmed, said Fire Chief Allen Keyser.

The fire was called in at 8:51 p.m. and was under control by 9:06 p.m., Frederick County Emergency Services reported.

A fire in the prefabricated chimney came out of the metal flue liner and extended to the attic and back of the 2 1/2-story wood frame house, Keyser said. The flue liner was surrounded by aluminum siding and 2-by-4s.

Keyser said damage was estimated at $13,000 to $14,000. The home was still livable.

Two-vehicle wreckinjures two in W.Va.

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Two people were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after a two-vehicle collision on W.Va. 9, Jefferson County Emergency Services reported.

The accident occurred at 7:40 p.m. near Mission Road, the dispatcher said.

The investigating trooper with West Virginia State Police could not be reached Saturday night for additional information.

Three-vehicle wreckslows U.S. 15 traffic

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - No one was seriously injured, but traffic was backed up on U.S. 15 Saturday afternoon after a three-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said.

The 3:30 p.m. accident started when a 1989 Chevy Corsica on Mountville Road turned onto U.S. 15, failing to yield to traffic, said Trooper Rob Draskovic.

A southbound 1998 Dodge Intrepid driven by Ronald Mowery, 47, of Chantilly, Va., hit the Corsica in the southbound lane of U.S. 15 and then veered into the northbound lane, Draskovic said.

James Osborn, 62, of Keymar, Md., was driving a northbound tractor-trailer and saw the Intrepid in his path, Draskovic said. Osborn drove into the southbound lane to avoid hitting the Intrepid.

The tractor-trailer hit the Corsica in the right rear, he said. Then the tractor-trailer returned to the northbound lane and went off the road into a ditch where it overturned on its side, Draskovic said.

James Burt, 36, a passenger in the Corsica, was flown to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated and released, officials said.

Both lanes on U.S. 15 were closed for two hours and traffic was rerouted, he said.

The Corsica driver, Donald Landon, 64, of Dickerson, Md., was charged with negligent driving, Draskovic said.

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