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Vehicle runs into tree on East Washington Street

March 12, 2011
  • A Washington County man lost consciousness Saturday while driving on East Washington Street in Hagerstown and struck a parked car, a lamp post, parking meters and a tree, police said.
By Chris Tilley, Staff Photographer

A Washington County man lost consciousness Saturday while driving on East Washington Street in Hagerstown and struck a parked car, a lamp post, parking meters and a tree, police said.

Hagerstown Police Officer Langley Dean said the driver was traveling in the first block of East Washington Street when the Toyota he was driving jumped the curb and struck an unoccupied parked car.

The parked car was pushed into the road as the Toyota continued on the sidewalk, taking out a lamp post and several parking meters before striking a tree head-on and coming to rest, he said.

Four people were in the Toyota at the time of the crash, Langley said.

The driver and a female passenger were taken to Meritus Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, he said. No one else was injured in the accident, he said.

Police believe a medical condition might have caused the man to lose consciousness while driving, Langley said.

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