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Area woman hospitalized after Thursday crash on W.Va. 9

August 30, 2002|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

A Hedgesville woman was airlifted from the scene of a single-car accident Thursday night after her car went off W.Va. 9 West across from the Hedgesville post office and hit a road sign and utility pole.

Volunteers with the Hedgesville Fire Department spent about 20 minutes working to extract Darlene Maupin from the wreckage, and had to cut open the car's roof, said Deputy Chief Brad Knieriem of the fire department.

Berkeley County Deputy C.S. McCulley said a Maryland State Police helicopter flew Maupin to Cumberland (Md.) Memorial Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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She suffered head and facial injuries, McCulley said.

After running off the road while driving around a turn, the car hit a warning sign telling motorists to go 35 mph through the turn, McCulley said. The car slid into a ditch, about 2 feet deep, hit the pole and came to rest at an angle, with the driver's side toward the ground.

Maupin hit the windshield of her blue 1985 Pontiac four-door car, McCulley said.

Traffic was not backed up because the car ended up off the road.

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