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Accident sends two to hospital

June 12, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

BOONSBORO

Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital after a car and motorcycle collided Sunday afternoon in Washington County.

The accident occurred on U.S. 40 just west of the Md. 66 intersection about 3:15 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.

Jeremy Grady, 59, of Keedysville, was exiting the Sheetz parking lot and turning onto westbound U.S. 40 when he pulled in front of a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, police said. The motorcycle was driven by Brett Edward Embrey, 26, of Hagerstown. He and his passenger, Amy Christine Bidle, 28, also of Hagerstown, were thrown from the motorcycle.

Police said as Grady was pulling out from the parking lot, another vehicle in front of the motorcycle was turning from eastbound U.S. 40 into the parking lot. Grady did not see the motorcycle and pulled into the road in front of Embrey, police said.

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Police said Embrey laid the motorcycle on its side, but still collided with Grady's vehicle.

Bidle was flown to Washington County Hospital by helicopter and Embrey was taken there by ambulance, police said. Both had serious injuries, police said. A nursing supervisor at the hospital late Sunday said both had been discharged from the hospital.

Grady was not injured and was charged with failing to yield the right of way, police said.

Westbound U.S. 40 was closed for about one hour after the crash, and U.S. 40 east was routed through the Sheetz parking lot during that time.

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