Police log

January 24, 2004

Pedestrian struck by vehicle hospitalized

A woman who was struck as she crossed Burhans Boulevard Friday afternoon was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, Hagerstown City Police said.

A driver heading west on West Franklin Street was making a left turn onto Burhans Boulevard when she struck the woman at about 4:15 p.m., Sgt. Fred Wolford said.

The woman who was struck was taken to the hospital by a Community Rescue Service ambulance. According to Washington County Emergency Services dispatch records, the woman was listed as a "priority two" patient, which is reserved for moderate injuries.

According to dispatch records, the pedestrian was complaining of a hip injury.

Police did not identify the driver or the pedestrian Friday night.

Small fire reported at Rayloc Corp.

A small fire began in an air-cleaning unit at the Rayloc Corp. in Hancock Friday, while about 400 workers were inside the automotive manufacturing building, fire and dispatch officials said Friday.


The 911 call was placed about 3:15 p.m. Friday, according to dispatch information.

Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Raymond Poole said a dust-collection unit in an industrial building had caught fire, but it was not clear what caused the fire.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to control the fire, which began outside the building and extended slightly into the building, Poole said.

No one was treated for injuries, Poole said.

Fire and rescue crews from Clear Spring; Little Orleans, Md.; Morgan County, W.Va.; and Needmore, Pa., assisted at the scene.

Tractor-trailers collide

Two tractor-trailers collided on eastbound Interstate 70 west of the Frederick County line at about 3 a.m. Friday.

One of the tractor-trailers hit the rear of the another tractor-trailer, swerved into a guardrail and then overturned over the guardrail, police said. Both vehicles were disabled and had to be towed from the scene, Maryland State Police 1st Sgt. James Meyers said.

William Whitfield, 37, of High Point, N.C., who was driving for Guy Kelly Trucking in Alabama, was transported by ambulance to Washington County Hospital. He had experienced some unknown medical condition while driving east on the interstate, police said.

He was still at the hospital Friday evening, but a nursing coordinator said computer records did not indicate his condition.

Girl injured in crash

NEEDMORE, Pa. - A Warfordsburg, Pa., girl was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Pleasant Grove Road Friday afternoon, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper said.

Trooper David Reese said Christy Hill, 17, of Warfordsburg, first was taken to Fulton County Medical Center by a private vehicle, then was flown by helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said Hill was in critical condition Friday night.

Reese said the accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Pleasant Grove Road and Pa. 643. Brandon Hill, 17, of Warfordsburg, Pa., was driving the vehicle, and as he turned right onto Pleasant Grove Road, he lost control of the vehicle on a cinder-covered roadway, Reese said.

Christy Hill was not wearing a seat belt, and a second passenger, Erin Anderson, 14, also was not wearing a seat belt. Anderson also received minor injuries.

Reese said Brandon Hill was wearing a seat belt and received only minor injuries. Both Brandon Hill and Anderson were taken to Fulton County Medical Center, Reese said. A hospital spokeswoman there said neither was listed at the hospital.

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