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1-year-old suffers no major injuries in dragging accident

June 15, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A 1-year-old girl taken to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Wednesday after her baby carriage was struck by a vehicle and dragged for about two car lengths miraculously suffered no major injuries, Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said Friday.

Arnold did not know if the toddler had been released from the hospital, but said she suffered road rash and abrasions, but nothing life-threatening.

The fact that the girl suffered no major injuries is miraculous, he said.

The mother was pushing the stroller across the crosswalk at the intersection of Cedar and West Queen streets when a 1997 Chevy Blazer being driven by Joan Brown of 323 Warm Spring Road in Chambersburg hit the carriage at about 5:30 p.m., police said.

The child was extricated from beneath the vehicle by emergency personnel from the Franklin Fire Co., police said.

The victim was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and then flown to Hershey Medical Center for additional treatment.

Careless driving charges were mailed to Brown, Arnold said.

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