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NEWS
June 14, 2013
The intersection at Security Road and Pangborn Boulevard in Hagerstown was closed for a short time Friday morning after two vehicles sideswiped each other. Hagerstown Police Lt. Paul Kifer said a woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center as a precaution. Neither driver had been charged as of Friday afternoon, Kifer said. The names of the people who were involved in the accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., were unavailable.
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NEWS
June 14, 2013
A child was flown to the hospital after he fell off a skateboard Friday afternoon in the 18800 block of Shepherdstown Pike near Antietam National Battlefield, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said the accident was reported at 1:22 p.m. Authorities believed the child was being taken to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
A mother and her infant daughter were taken to the hospital Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 68, just east of the Washington-Allegany County line. Police said Michele Haslacker, 22, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., was driving west on I-68, when the vehicle may have experienced a problem with the right rear tire, causing Haslacker to lose control, according to a news release from Maryland State Police. The vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, traveled to the left and struck a guardrail along the edge of the center median then continued back into the roadway, where it came to a rest in the right lane and was struck in the rear by a pickup truck, the release said.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
Traffic was backed up in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Williamsport while rescue workers respond for a traffic accident that was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The vehicles were towed away and the interstate reopened shortly before 10 a.m.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
The 8700 block of Mapleville Road (Md. 66) was closed to traffic Monday morning while rescue workers responded to an accident that was reported at 11:07 a.m., a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The accident involved a van carrying children, Maryland State Police said. No one was injured, according to police. The accident scene is near the intersection with Benevola Church Road, about a mile south of the Md. 66-U.S. 40 intersection.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
An accident, involving at least nine vehicles, closed the northbound lanes of the Interstate 81 for more than an hour, causing detours and delays for motorists. No fatalities were reported, but one vehicle passenger was flown to a hospital for serious injuries. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police were investigating the crashes, which were attributed to heavy rainfall and low visibility. No further information on the accident was available Monday night.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@hearld-mail.com | June 7, 2013
A chain-reaction accident involving four vehicles shut down Interstate-70 for about three hours Friday afternoon, snarling traffic well into a wet evening rush hour, Maryland State Police said. The eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Md. 66/Mapleville Road interchange were shut down at about 1:44 p.m. after a car rolled over, slowing traffic and causing a tanker truck to also roll over after running into the rear of a tractor-trailer, police said. The 2011 Volvo tractor trailer was driven by Frederick White, of Parkville, Md., while the 2000 Mack tanker truck, which was an empty bulk trailer, was driven by John Serio, of Westminster, Md., according to a state police news release.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
A Waynesboro man has been charged with failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk in connection with a May 20 accident at the intersection of West Main Street and Fairview Avenue, police said. Seth A. Stine of 12687 Polktown Road was charged, concluding the investigation, Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier said in an email Monday. The 7:15 a.m. accident hospitalized a 17-year-old girl whose identity was not released by police.
NEWS
June 2, 2013
Storms that passed through the Hagerstown area Sunday afternoon knocked down trees and caused a brief delay for the Western Maryland Blues Fest in City Park, officials said. A Maryland State Police spokesman said he believes the storms also contributed to a vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 70 at the 29-mile marker. The crash was reported at 3:34 p.m., the same time a wind gust of 30 mph was recorded in Hagerstown, officials said. The accident in the area of the Sharpsburg Pike interchange occurred when a vehicle struck a guardrail, police said.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 2, 2013
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 29-mile marker are open again after a single-vehicle accident forced their closure for about two hours, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. The crash in the area of the Sharpsburg Pike interchange is being investigated by state police, the supervisor said. A Maryland State Police spokesman said a vehicle struck a guardrail, but he was not sure of the extent of injuries.
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