pedestrian struck

December 27, 2001

Vehicle hits woman

A Hagerstown woman was struck by a minivan Thursday afternoon in downtown Hagerstown as crowds awaited the arrival of the Olympic torch.

The 60-year-old Hagerstown woman was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Thursday evening, a nursing supervisor said.

She was struck as she crossed Potomac Street at Franklin Street, Hagerstown City Police said.

The woman was hit by a 1990 Dodge minivan driven by Timothy Sowers, 26, of Hagerstown, police said. The woman rolled up onto the car and hit the windshield, police said.

Police said Sowers had the green light at the time of the 3:24 p.m. accident.

Community Rescue Service treated the woman at the scene before taking her to Washington County Hospital.

A CRS ambulance was parked at the corner of Potomac and Franklin streets, where about a dozen medics waited to see CRS volunteer Terry Gearheart carry the Olympic torch into downtown.


- Kimberly Yakowski

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