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Teen girl expected to recover from injuries suffered in I-70 accident that closed interstate

February 11, 2013

A 16-year-old Cascade girl was struck by a car along eastbound Interstate 70 Monday morning after she was thrown from the sport utility vehicle she was driving west on the interstate, according to Maryland State Police.

The girl, whose name was not available, was taken to Meritus Medical Center but she is expected to survive her injuries, said a state police spokesman.

One state police officer said it was one of the most unusual accidents he had ever witnessed.

The accident was reported at 8:26 a.m. and the eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed for about an hour, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor.

The girl was driving a Toyota 4-Runner west on I-70 near the Mapleville Road interchange east of Hagerstown, state police said.

The girl lost control of the SUV, which went into the median, overturned, went into the eastbound lanes and struck a Chrysler head-on, state police said.

The girl was ejected from the SUV after it struck the Chrysler and she was struck by an eastbound Hyundai Sonata, state police said.

Two males in the Chrysler were also taken to Meritus Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, state police said.

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