One person taken to hospital after car flips on I-70 near Hancock

June 07, 2011
  • This car was damaged after it flipped over on Interstate 70 near Hancock on Tuesday morning. One person was taken to a West Virginia hospital as a precautionary measure.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

HANCOCK — One person was taken to the hospital after a car flipped over on Interstate 70 near Hancock, Maryland State Police said Tuesday morning.

Trooper Shaffer of the state police said the car was going westbound on I-70 about a mile east of Exit 1 and flipped over. The car rolled across the middle of the interstate and struck the guardrail on the right shoulder of eastbound I-70, he said.

Shaffer said the driver of the car was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., at 9:10 a.m. as a precautionary measure.

A supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said the Washington County Sheriff's Office was notified of the accident at 8:39 a.m. According to Shaffer, police arrived on the scene at 8:44 a.m.. A tow truck towed the car away at 9:26, and the scene was cleared around 9:30.

Traffic on eastbound I-70 was briefly stopped only so the tow truck could tow the car away.


In addition to the State Police, the Hancock Police Department was also on the scene with an engine from the Hancock Fire Department and from Hancock Rescue Services.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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