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Four taken to hospital after two-car accident

June 22, 2008

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 a 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.

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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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One of the unidentified passengers was from Hagerstown.

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