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Two injured in crash on U.S. 40 near Hagerstown Speedway

July 14, 2011
  • This automobile was heavily damaged in a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Bloyers Avenue, near Hagerstown Speedway. It took about 20 minutes to extricate the driver, who was taken to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries, a Maryland State Police trooper said.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision on National Pike (U.S. 40) Thursday morning near Hagerstown Speedway, about six miles west of Hagerstown, Trooper Shaffer of the Maryland State Police said.

A car traveling westbound on National Pike collided with the back of a truck turning onto Bloyers Avenue, Shaffer said.

The driver of the car had to be extricated by the Clear Spring Fire Department. The process took around 20 minutes.

Both drivers were taken to Meritus Medical Center with minor injuries in ambulances from Clear Spring, Shaffer said.

Police responded to the accident at 9:30 a.m., according to a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services.

The intersection of National Pike and Bloyers Avenue was immediately closed down when police arrived on the scene. One lane was reopened after the truck was towed away at 10:15 a.m., and the road was reopened completely when the car was towed away and the scene was cleared at 10:25 a.m.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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