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Hagerstown man flown to shock trauma center after scooter accident

Brian Snodderly Sr. lost control of his 2008 Kymco scooter on shoulder of Sharpsburg Pike

June 08, 2011|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com
  • The victim of a motor scooter accident is taken away by Trooper 3 on Wednesday evening. The operator lost control and was thrown from the scooter on Sharpsburg Pike.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

A Hagerstown man was flown to a Baltimore shock trauma center Wednesday evening after he lost control of a scooter and wrecked at the intersection of Sharpsburg Pike and Lyles Drive, according to Maryland State Police.

The crash occurred about 6:12 p.m. when Brian Snodderly Sr., 48, was driving a 2008 Kymco scooter south on the shoulder of Sharpsburg Pike near the Food Lion store south of Hagerstown, state police said in a news release.

A vehicle traveling ahead of Snodderly made a right turn into Lyles Drive, and Snodderly's scooter started wobbling and crashed, police said.

Snodderly, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a head injury, police said.

Sharpsburg Pike was closed for about 30 minutes while rescue crews and police worked at the scene.

A state police helicopter landed in a grassy area in front of the Food Lion to transport Snodderly. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

 She said Snodderly was listed in critical condition until a total assessment of his injuries could be made.

It was the third scooter accident in Washington County since May 6.  Maryland law does not require mo-ped or motor-scooter riders to wear helmets or carry insurance.

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