Police briefs

June 26, 2009

Man flown to Va. hospital after single-vehicle accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The only person involved in a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Apple Harvest Drive near South Queen Street in Martinsburg was flown to a Virginia hospital to be treated for injuries, a Berkeley County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

The dispatcher would not release the name of the victim, but said he was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center after being rescued from underneath the vehicle.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department handled the accident, the dispatcher said.

The sheriff's department was not ready to release information on the accident as of Friday at 9:30 p.m.

Female flown to Shock Trauma after an ATV accident Friday

A female who was injured in an ATV accident Friday about 9:15 p.m. in the 12000 block of Boyd Road near Clear Spring was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a Washington County Emergency Services Dispatcher said.


No further information was available.

Teen flown to hospital after falling on stake

ROHRERSVILLE -- A 14-year-old boy who fell on the flat end of a tent stake Thursday morning was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Washington County Hospital.

"He was conscious, but in a lot of pain," said Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy 1st Class Steve McCarty, who responded to the 11:17 a.m. call.

The injury to the boy's chest was described as blunt force trauma and not an impaling injury, McCarty said

The teen was attending a Mennonite Bible school activity, McCarty said.

Personnel from the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, the Rohrersville substation and the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. responded to the scene.

Information could not be obtained on the boy's medical condition without his name.

Woman, child receive minor injuries in crash

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -- A Needmore, Pa., woman and her 10-year-old passenger received minor injuries Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 522 in Bethel Township, Pa., according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Moira L. Ritchey, 46, of Needmore, was southbound in a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer on U.S. 522 at 10:43 a.m. when a northbound Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck turned into her path as it attempted to enter the Warfordsburg Exxon parking lot, troopers said.

Timothy R. Vann, 25, of Hancock, the driver of the Dodge, was not injured, troopers said.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged, troopers said.

W.Va. police to conduct a sobriety checkpoint

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg beginning July 3 at 10 p.m. and ending July 4 at 4 a.m., West Virginia State Police First Sgt. E.D. Burnett said Friday.

Two possible locations for the checkpoint have been identified. One is the intersection of Shenandoah Street and U.S. 11 near Club Zero and Tri-County Rentals, and the other is south of the intersection of U.S. 11 and Mineral Drive near Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va., Burnett said.

Alternate routes of travel for the Shenandoah Street location are Interstate 81, W.Va. 9, Wheatland and Lawn streets, Burnett said. Alternate routes for the Inwood checkpoint location are W.Va. 51 and Henshaw Road, Burnett said

For information, call Burnett at 304-725-9779.

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