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Baby in critical condition after auto accident

May 20, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A 4-month-old girl who was injured Tuesday afternoon in an auto accident remained in Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center in critical condition, a spokeswoman for the center said Wednesday.

Miranda Saunders and her mother, Erika Saunders, were airlifted to Hershey after their vehicle was struck from behind Tuesday on U.S. 11 north of Greencastle in Antrim Township.

Pennsylvania State Police said Saunders was attempting to turn her 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier left into 6947 Molly Pitcher Highway when a Ford F-350, driven by Norman Hauk II of Chambersburg, Pa., struck her from behind.

Hauk allegedly failed to notice that Saunders was stopped and waiting to turn left, police said.

Saunders had moderate injuries in the accident. Police said she was wearing her seat belt.

Despite using a child safety seat, Miranda had severe injuries and was flown from the scene in a Stat MedEvac helicopter, police said.

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Saunders was flown from the scene by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

A Hershey Medical Center spokeswoman said Saunders was treated and released.

Hauk was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Police were investigating the accident.

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