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Series of accidents leads to cab crash

March 24, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Miller's Transportation cab crashed into the side of a building on Jefferson Boulevard Thursday, sending its driver to Washington County Hospital with moderate injuries, Hagerstown Police Department Officer Chris Watt said.

The cab driver had to be extracted from the cab, which had hit the Jefferson Boulevard side of the 300 N. Cannon Ave. building after colliding with a truck that was headed west on Jefferson Boulevard, Watt said.

Police had not released the driver's name by 9:30 p.m. The accident was set off by a sequence of crashes: A car that was headed west on Jefferson Boulevard attempted to make a left turn onto North Cannon Avenue at about 8:45 a.m., but struck a car going east on Jefferson, he said. The cab, which was also headed west on Jefferson "lost control, struck another truck that was also traveling westbound and went into that house," Watt said, motioning toward the building.

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Richard Simons, 43, a resident of the building, said he was on the computer and did not see the accident, but "heard a couple of bangs and then a screech."

"The screech was getting closer and then he hit," he said.

Simons said he wasn't scared. "I was just waiting for something to come through the wall," he said.

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