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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.

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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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