Police briefs

June 21, 2008

Skateboarder hurt after hitting van

A 16-year-old skateboarder was injured Saturday night when he went off a curb at South Locust and Elm streets and ran into the side of a passing van, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

The 8:21 p.m. accident sent the boy to Washington County Hospital with what were described as nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the van wasn't at fault, police said.

Trucker uses escape ramp after brakes fail

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A truck driver whose brakes failed Thursday afternoon on a steep grade of eastbound U.S. 30 was uninjured after he maneuvered his rig onto a runaway truck ramp, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Juan Trevino, 42, of Mercedes, Texas, was wearing his seat belt, police said. His Freightliner truck was damaged.

A juvenile passenger in the truck was treated at Fulton County Medical Center for minor injuries he sustained in the 1:41 p.m. incident, police said.


Police seek vehicle that ran another off road

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Information is being sought on a vehicle that allegedly forced a driver off Mountain Road Wednesday afternoon, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The woman was taken to Fulton County Medical Center after the 3:20 p.m. incident for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-485-3131.

Four hurt in crash at Huyetts Crossroads

HUYETTS -- A two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 sent four people to Washington County Hospital, Maryland State Police said.

The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. when a Geo Prizm driven by Joseph Lawrence McGinley Jr. of Middletown, Md., attempted to make a left turn onto Md. 63 from U.S. 40 failed to yield to the 1999 Cadillac, which was eastbound on U.S. 40, Trooper 1st Class W.R. Herman Jr. said.

The two occupants of the Cadillac, who both are from Pennsylvania, sustained minor injuries mainly caused by the vehicle's air bags and their seat belts, Herman said. The driver of the Cadillac was Linden R. Fox of Pennsylvania.

McGinley was wearing a shoulder harness, but not a lap seat belt, Herman said. The passenger in the Geo, a Hagerstown resident, was not wearing a lap seat belt or shoulder harness, Herman said.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, Herman said. The names of the two passengers in the vehicles weren't available Saturday night.

The intersection was closed for about 90 minutes after the accident, Herman said.

The investigation is continuing.

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