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November 04, 2002

Pa. man in serious condition after crash

MONT ALTO, Pa. - A Newville, Pa., man remained in serious condition Sunday at a regional hospital after his car struck a concrete culvert Friday evening, according to police and hospital officials.

Buddy Hartman, 68, was southbound on Mont Alto Road near Staley Road at 6:15 p.m. Friday when his vehicle left the roadway and hit the culvert, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Hartman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital and later Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Driver injured in crash on Anthony Highway

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - An Orrtanna, Pa., man was critically injured early Saturday when his car was struck by another vehicle, Pennsylvania State Police said.


Dusty Fetterhoff, 46, was traveling on Anthony Highway when the driver of a Ford F-150 failed to stop for a stop sign on Fairway Drive East and crossed into the path of Fetterhoff's Toyota Echo just before 8 a.m., police said.

Fetterhoff, who was not wearing a seat belt, was flown to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., where he was listed in critical condition Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The other driver, Nelson Tillou, 64, of Fayetteville, was treated at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

Fence knocked down at area church

CLEAR SPRING - A fence at Blairs Valley First Church of God on Blairs Valley Road was knocked down, according to a report made Thursday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The damage was estimated at $200.

Rock tossed through window at Fort Ritchie

CASCADE - A rock was thrown through a window on the 400 block of Reckord Avenue at Fort Ritchie, according to a report made Thursday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The damage was estimated at $100.

Md. driver faces two assault charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A man accused of trying to run down two people in the parking lot of the Xhale nightclub early Sunday has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, Frederick City Police said.

Ronaldo G. Vargas-Vidal, 21, of 130 Thyme Court, Germantown, Md., was also charged with various motor vehicle offenses, and two counts of reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.

Officer J. Brown was on routine patrol in the Xhale parking lot Sunday at 1:57 a.m. when he spotted a vehicle spinning its wheels and doing "doughnuts." As the officer watched, two men approached the vehicle when it came to a stop and yelled at the driver.

Brown said the driver then lunged his vehicle forward toward the two men, forcing them to jump out of the way to avoid being injured.

Vargas-Vidal was released after posting $35,000 bond, officials at the Frederick County Detention Center said Sunday night.

Man found near railroad tracks taken to hospital

Sunday evening around 5 p.m., a passing train alerted Hagerstown City Police to an unconscious naked man lying in the gully between the two Antietam Street overpasses at Burhans Boulevard and Walnut Street.

Police responded, along with Community Rescue Service personnel, who found the man and transported him to Washington County Hospital.

He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, Sgt. Mark Renner said late Sunday.

Police were trying to find out Sunday night who the man is, how he got there and how he was injured.

"He was unconscious when we got to him," Renner said. But when ambulance personnel arrived, the man awakened.

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