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July 15, 2006

Pa. man injured after four-wheeler hits deer

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - A young man was thrown from his four-wheeler Friday night in the 2800 block of Black Oak Road near Warfordsburg upon hitting a deer, but sustained nonlife-threatening injuries, Needmore (Pa.) Fire Co. Chief Officer Denis Strait said.

The man, who was about 19 or 20 years old, was riding a Suzuki four-wheeler "on hard road" at 2897 Black Oak Road about 9:30 p.m. when the four-wheeler struck a deer, Strait said.

"He hit the deer, and then hit a tree and was thrown off," Strait said.

Strait said that the man, who sustained nonlife-threatening head injuries and an arm fracture, was taken to Washington County Hospital.

The Needmore and Hancock fire and rescue companies responded to the scene, Strait said.

State police to hold sobriety checkpoint

Maryland State Police in Hagerstown will be holding a sobriety checkpoint during the next week, according to a press release.


The checkpoint will be held as part of a "continuing effort to reduce alcohol-related accidents," according to the release.

The checkpoint is being held in support of Checkpoint Strikeforce, a multistate enforcement supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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