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Woman struck by vehicle at Five Corners in Hagerstown

December 24, 2012
  • Emergency personnel prepare to place a woman who was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon at the intersection of Mulberry and Baltimore streets in Hagerstown into an ambulance.
By C.J. Lovelace/Reporter

A woman was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after she stepped into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle at Five Corners in Hagerstown, according to city police.

The woman’s injuries were considered minor in the “slow impact” collision, Officer Chuck Johnson of the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Johnson said it appeared the woman stepped out into traffic without looking both ways and was hit by a motorist slowing for the red light at South Mulberry and East Baltimore streets.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown.

The incident was reported at 2:09 p.m. Monday, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.

AnnJessie Ballard, who’s lived near the intersection for 11 years, said she was upstairs when she heard sirens and firefighters arriving in front of her home at 141 E. Baltimore St.

Ballard said incidents involving crossing pedestrians are common at the intersection, recalling at least one that involved a more serious injury a few years ago.

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The other road at that intersection is Frederick Street.

— Julie E. Greene/C.J. Lovelace

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