Pregnant Hagerstown woman seriously hurt in Halfway Boulevard crash

January 30, 2012|By JULIE E. GREENE |

HALFWAY — A pregnant Hagerstown woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Oak Ridge Drive, Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Monday morning.

She was identified as Beth Ann Faulder, 26, of Glenside Avenue, Mullendore said. She is 22 weeks pregnant, he said.

Faulder was driving a Nissan Sentra at about 4 p.m. Saturday when she pulled from Oak Ridge Drive onto Halfway Boulevard into the path of a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Dixie Lee Pierce, 32, of Hagerstown, Mullendore said. The Sentra was struck on the driver’s side, he said.

The impact pushed the Sentra across the median of Halfway Boulevard and onto the grass on the other side of the boulevard, behind the Old Orchard Shopping Center, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy 1st Class Alan Matheny said.

“It was a lot of damage,” Matheny said.

Faulder was trapped in the car until firefighters arrived and popped a door off the car using a hydraulic device known as the jaws of life, Matheny said.


Faulder and Pierce were taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown and Faulder was later flown to another hospital, Mullendore said.

Pierce was treated and released Saturday night, he said.

Mullendore said his office had not received any information as of Monday morning about where Faulder was taken, or about her condition.

There were no passengers in either vehicle, Matheny said. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The eastbound lanes of Halfway Boulevard were closed until almost 7 p.m. Saturday as reconstruction specialists worked at the scene, he said.

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