Police log for 6/1

June 01, 2004

No major problems on area roadways

Tri-State law enforcement agencies reported no major problems Monday despite there being more vehicles on the road than usual for the Memorial Day holiday.

The traffic was heavy as people returned from the three-day weekend, but there were no major accidents, Maryland State Police Cpl. Doug Lowry said.

Woman run over in her driveway

WOLFSVILLE, Md. - A woman trying to jump-start a vehicle in the driveway of her home Monday morning was run over by her Dodge Dakota pickup truck after she accidentally released the brake while reaching for the hood release, a Frederick County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

Loretta May Dinges, 54, of the 12500 block of Brandenburg Hollow Road, was taken to Washington County Hospital shortly after the 9:24 a.m. incident, Deputy Jennifer Bailey said.


She was listed in fair condition Monday night.

Bailey said Dinges had pulled the 1999 truck up to the garage and was partially inside the truck reaching for the hood release when she released the brake by mistake.

"When the truck started to roll back, she pulled the steering wheel, which caused the truck to run over both of her legs," Bailey said.

When Dinges' husband came outside, she was standing but injured, Bailey said. The husband called 911 and an ambulance from nearby Boonsboro responded.

Deputy 1st Class Mike Grumwell investigated the accident.

Vehicles damaged in hit-and-run crash

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning resulted in moderate damage to two vehicles and the apprehension of the driver after his vehicle became disabled, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Michael D. Foor, age unknown, of Everett, Pa., was the driver of a 1991 Mazda that was westbound on Lincoln Way West at 5:10 a.m. when it allegedly hit another vehicle parked along the road, police said.

The vehicle that was hit, a 1998 Ford Mustang, is owned by Jerry Billings and Jessi Seville of McConnellsburg, Pa., police said.

After the impact, the Mazda continued on, losing its right front tire at the intersection of Lincoln Way West and 1st Street, police said. It continued on the rim until becoming disabled in the parking lot of Fulton County Medical Center, police said.

No further information was available Monday.

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