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Several accidents reported on rain-slickened roads

September 18, 2012
  • A vehicle came to rest on its side after sliding off Mapleville Road and crashing into a pole Tuesday morning. No one was injured, police said.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Several traffic accidents were reported around Washington County on Tuesday morning as rain drenched the area, making roads slippery.

One person was taken to the hospital after an accident involving a Jeep and a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Halfway Boulevard, Sgt. Daniel Henley of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Both vehicles were turning left from Hopewell Road onto Halfway Boulevard eastbound in parallel lanes, Henley said. The tractor-trailer, which was in the outer lane, turned too sharply, forcing the Jeep into the median, according to Henley.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Henley said.

The left-turn lane of Halfway Boulevard westbound was briefly blocked off at the intersection, but was reopened after the jeep was towed away.

Police responded to the accident at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday.

One person was taken by ambulance from the scene of a crash involving a pickup truck on Pennsylvania Avenue at Beechwood Road near North Hagerstown High School. That accident took place around 8:30 a.m.

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A few minutes later, a car overturned on its side after going off the roadway into a ditch and hitting a pole at the intersection of Mapleville Road and Benevola Church Road, Trooper Kocevar of the Maryland State Police said.

Nobody was injured.

The driver of a Dodge Neon heading north on Mapleville Road lost control of her car, Kocevar said. The vehicle came to rest in the driveway of a house in the 8600 block of Mapleville Road.

Traffic is not affected by the accident.

The Maryland State Police was still on the scene at 9:20 a.m.

Police responded to the accident at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday.

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