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Two hurt in W.Va. crash

April 28, 2013

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A woman driving a van involved in a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, Independent Fire Co. Chief Donnie H. Lanham said.

Lanham said the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, but she was trapped in the Dodge van for about 10 minutes, so she was flown to the Virginia hospital. The van’s door had to be removed so emergency service workers could provide care to the woman, he said.

The driver of the second vehicle, a car, was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., with nonlife-threatening injuries, Lanham said.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Cattail Run Road, according to Lanham and Jefferson County Emergency Services. That area is southeast of Charles Town.

Lanham said he didn’t know who was at fault in the accident. At that intersection, drivers on W.Va. 9 have the right of way and drivers on Cattail Run Road have a stop sign, he said.

The accident caused traffic in the area to be stopped for approximately 45 minutes, Lanham said.

In addition to Independent Fire Co., West Virginia State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency, Citizens Fire Co. and Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the call, he said.

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— Julie E. Greene

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