Two taken to hospital after Hagerstown crash

A man and a woman had to be extricated from an RAV4 lying on its passenger side

June 20, 2013
  • Russell Palmer, left, of Castle's Collision and Towing winches a vehicle Thursday at an accident scene on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown.
By Kevin G. GIlbert, Staff Photographer

Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center following a two-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown police said.

The crash happened at 12:36 p.m. when a Toyota RAV4 heading north on Virginia Avenue attempted a left turn in front of a minivan, Officer Mike Alderton said. The minivan struck the passenger side of the RAV4, he said.

A man and a woman had to be extricated from a RAV4 lying on its passenger side in the intersection, Alderton said.

A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter was called to the scene, but it was determined it was not needed, and the injured were taken to Meritus, he said.

Alderton said he could not release their names until sometime after they were interviewed at the hospital.

The driver of the minivan, Caitlin Sacchi, said she and her grandfather, Frank Sacchi, were not hurt in the crash.


The intersection was closed while police, fire and ambulance personnel were treating the injured, and removing the vehicles and debris.

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