One person taken to hospital after crash in Hagerstown

January 16, 2012|By DAN DEARTH |
  • An accident Monday morning at the intersection of East Washington and North Locust streets in Hagerstown left a Kia Sorento SUV rolled over atop a sedan.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision that caused a Kia Sorento to flip over Monday at the intersection of Locust and East Washington streets in downtown Hagerstown.

City Police Officer Carroll Braun said the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, when a Ford compact car being driven east on East Washington Street ran a red light and struck a Kia Sorento that was being driven north on Locust Street.

Braun said the driver of the Ford, Hagerstown resident Trevor Floyd, was uninjured. He said Anita Easterday, the driver of the Kia, was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for minor injuries.

“She was talking. She was standing up and walking,” Braun said.

The collision caused the Kia to flip over and come to rest on a portion the Ford’s hood. Glass and other debris were strewn across the intersection. A tire from one of the vehicles was lying on the roadway.

Police blocked off traffic in several directions for about 45 minutes until the vehicles were towed away at about 9:15 a.m.

Braun said he believed a pole on the northeast portion of the intersection kept the Kia from sliding into the side of the Hagerstown Day Nursery.

Floyd, 19, said at the scene that his mangled car was all that he owned.

“I’ve never been in an accident in my life,” he said. “I’m just scared right now.”

Braun said Floyd was issued a citation for running a red light.

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