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Woman taken to medical center after van collides with truck

March 21, 2012
  • Rescue personnel prepare to move the driver of an overturned van to an ambulance after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of East Avenue and North Locust Street in Hagerstown Wednesday evening.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

The driver of a GMC Safari van apparently ran a red light at the intersection of North Locust Street and East Avenue in Hagerstown Wednesday night and collided with a pickup truck, according to city police.

The van was traveling down East Avenue when it collided with the truck, which was going north on Locust Street, said Lt. Chad Woodring of the Hagerstown Police Department.

The van ended up on its roof, forcing authorities to close the intersection after the crash, which was reported at 8:42 p.m.

The accident was initially reported as a crash with entrapment, Woodring said.

A woman who was a passenger in the Safari had become stuck while trying to crawl out of the overturned van, but rescue crews were able to safely remove her from the vehicle, Woodring said.

The woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center for what appeared to be minor injuries, while the driver of the van and the truck were unhurt, he said.

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Woodring said he did not have names of the people in the two vehicles.

— Dave McMillion

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