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Smithsburg ambulance struck by hit-and-run vehicle

September 20, 2011

SMITHSBURG — An ambulance from Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while the ambulance was parked during a call Sunday afternoon on Maple Avenue.

SEMS Deputy Chief James Ulrich said Tuesday that no one has come forward with information.

“We hope to have (the ambulance) back today,” Ulrich said.

The ambulance was parked in front of a residence on Maple Avenue in Smithsburg when it was struck by the hit-and-run vehicle at about 3 p.m. Sunday, Ulrich said.

He said the ambulance crew was inside the house when the incident occurred.

The ambulance sustained damage to the driver’s side door and mirror, Ulrich said.

“The ambulance still could have been used, we just couldn’t get in through the driver’s door,” he said.

Ulrich said the ambulance was insured and taken to Antietam Fire Apparatus Inc. on Beaver Creek Road near Hagerstown for repairs.

He said he didn’t know how much it would cost to fix the door.

Anyone with information may call the Smithsburg Police Department at 301-824-3500.

— Dan Dearth

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