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Day Road off Dual Highway re-opened after accident

June 17, 2011|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com
  • A Funkstown Volunteer firefighter looks over a pickup truck that rolled over after it was involved in a two vehicle-accident on Day Road Friday morning.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

The occupants of a pickup truck said they were glad no one was injured when their vehicle flipped on its side after it collided with a car Friday morning on Day Road near Hagerstown.

The driver of the pickup, Hagerstown resident Krista Sipes, said at the scene that she remembered a big crash, then heard a "thunk."

"I got completely turned around," Sipes said. "I think maybe I blacked out or my eyes were shut really tight."

Sipes' passenger, Jeff Brown, said the collision caused the pickup to spin 180 degrees and flip on its side.

"I don't remember spinning," Brown said. "I remember the hit and landing on our side. I'm so glad nobody got hurt. That's all that matters."

Sgt. James Grimm of theWashington County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m., when Sipes' westbound Ford pickup crossed the center line and collided with a KIA Optima that was being driven east by Roxanna Fiorita of Williamsport.

Grimm said neither Fiorita nor her passenger, Eric Miller, was injured.

The accident occurred on Day Road near the intersection with Dual Highway in the area of the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center.

The pickup came to rest on its passenger side door facing east. The windshield popped out of the truck and lay partially shattered on the pavement. Fluids spilled from the truck and collected in puddles.

The KIA pulled to the side of the road after sustaining heavy damage over the left tire.

The accident caused Day Road to be closed for a little more than an hour until tow trucks removed the car and pickup from the roadway.

The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. assisted at the scene.

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