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One person seriously injured in Williamsport-area accident

March 27, 2011

WILLIAMSPORT — A Hagerstown man was seriously injured Sunday morning after the car he was driving left Clear Spring Road, hit an embankment and flew about 10 feet in the air, striking and snapping a utility pole, according to 911 and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was Randy Lloyd Rhoton Jr., 22, of 807 Queen Annes Court, police said. Queen Annes Court is southeast of Hagerstown.

Rhoton was in stable condition at Meritus Medical Center on Sunday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The Chevy passenger car was heading south on Clear Spring Road, northwest of Williamsport, around 10 a.m. Sunday when the car crested a hill and the driver lost control, police said.

The car skidded sideways for about 100 yards, hit an embankment and flew about 10 feet in the air, striking and snapping the utility pole, Deputy 1st Class J. Miller said.

The car landed in the front yard of 15421 Clear Spring Road, police said. The area is near the Pinesburg softball complex.

Rhoton was trapped for a short time and removed by the Williamsport Fire Department, according to police and a 911 supervisor.

Rhoton was charged with speed greater than reasonable, Miller said. The speed limit in that area is 35 mph.

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Allegheny Power was called to repair the utility pole, a 911 supervisor said.


— Julie E. Greene

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