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Two injured when car crashes into porch on S. Potomac St.

October 18, 2012
  • A Mercury sedan was damaged and its two occupants were taken to Meritus Medical Center after it crashed into the porch of a house on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a car crashed into the porch of a house on South Potomac Street across from Bester Elementary School, Officer W.L. Hose of the Hagerstown Police Department said.

A Mercury sedan went into the side of the front porch at 527 S. Potomac St. Both occupants of the car were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, according to Hose.

The crash damaged the porch and caused front-end damage to the car.

Brenda Keier, 46, lives in the house and was home when the accident happened around 12:30 p.m.

“I was sitting in my living room watching TV and I heard a loud boom,” she said. “Initially, I thought it was an earthquake like last summer.”

Keier said she then looked out her window, saw the car and dialed 911.

Keier said what happened to her house wasn’t her biggest concern.

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“I’m more concerned about the couple in the car,” she said. “I hope they’re OK.”

South Potomac Street was closed between Sycamore Street and Memorial Boulevard following the crash and reopened around 1:15 p.m., after the car was towed away.

In addition to police, ambulance from Hagerstown Community Rescue Service, a firetruck from the Hagerstown Fire Department and a Washington County Emergency Services Special Operations engine were at the scene.

— Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

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