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April 28, 2010
A bicyclist had minor injuries after he ran a red light Wednesday afternoon while traveling south on Mulberry Street and struck the side of a vehicle that was traveling west on Franklin Street, according to Sgt. Chad Woodring of the Hagerstown Police Department. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital after the accident, which occurred at about 1:20 p.m., Woodring said.
NEWS
March 15, 2012
A man robbed a person at gunpoint Wednesday night in the 100 block of East Avenue, Hagerstown police said. Officers were called to East Avenue at 11:02 p.m. for a report of an armed man who robbed an 18-year-old bicycle rider, according to a police department news release. Neither the name nor gender of the victim was released. Police said the victim gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, leaving the bicycle behind. The robber was last seen riding the bicycle away from the area.
NEWS
May 10, 2011
A man was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike past the Long Meadow Exxon on Leitersburg Pike Tuesday night, a 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle was turning into the station, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the vehicle was cited, the spokesman said. The man suffered respiratory distress after the accident, which was reported at 7:18 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center and is expected to be recover, the sheriff's office spokesman said.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
One person was injured Thursday morning in an accident involving a bicyclist on Mapleville Road (Md. 66), Cpl. Shusko of the Maryland State Police said. The accident happened in front of the Sheetz store at the intersection of Mapleville Road and National Pike (U.S. 40), east of Hagerstown. Shusko said the bicyclist heading southbound in the shoulder lane of Mapleville Road attempted to turn in front of a car heading in the same direction just past the intersection. The bicyclist was taken to Meritus Medical Center in an ambulance from Boonsboro with minor injuries, according to Shusko.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
A 59-year-old Corning, N.Y., man who went into cardiac arrest after crashing his bicycle on Flowing Springs Road in Jefferson County Wednesday has died, authorities confirmed Friday. Mark C. Hogan, 59, was pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy A.S. Hockman. Hogan, who was among hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2012 Bike Virginia Tour, was wearing a helmet when he struck his head in the crash at the Duffields railroad crossing about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
NEWS
May 5, 2008
Steven Hyslop, 15, separates from his bicycle after going over a ramp Sunday at Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro. Hyslop and his friends on bikes and skateboards often use the area for aerial acrobatics.
NEWS
June 4, 1998
A bicyclist who was struck Tuesday by a car that cut him off remained hospitalized Wednesday, officials said. Terry Lee Knight, 46, of 525 Maryland Ave., was listed in fair condition Wednesday night, a hospital spokesman said. Fire Capt. Brian Pile said it appeared the eastbound bicyclist was cut off by a westbound car at the intersection of West Antietam Street and Burhans Boulevard shortly after 6:30 p.m. The bicyclist was hit by the front passenger side of the car, Pile said.
NEWS
January 11, 2009
These photos show local bicyclist Pete Seville at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Greencastle-Antrim Veterans Memorial. He rode his bike to Washington on 9/11 last fall to visit the WW II Memorial and other sites to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. He rode his bike the year before to the Shanksville, Pa., memorial, the site of the Flight 93 crash on 9/11, to help raise funds for the Greencastle, Pa., memorial, which was dedicated on Veterans Day last fall.
NEWS
July 7, 2009
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. -- A teenage boy who was struck by a vehicle Friday night while riding his bicycle in the area of Fox Glen Drive is recovering from his injuries, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Colbert said Tuesday. The 15-year-old boy was moved out of an intensive care unit to a recovery floor for children, Colbert said. The boy was struck in the Fox Glen subdivision off Charles Town Road (W.Va. 9) and hit the vehicle's windshield, officials said. The accident was reported at 5:11 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
No charges will be filed in a  Sunday  afternoon accident in which a 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle east of Hagerstown because the boy was determined to be at fault, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who had what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, was taken to Meritus Medical Center  on Sunday , emergency service officials have said. The incident at Youngstoun Drive and Robinwood Court was reported at  1:12 p.m. Sunday . A contributing factor in the accident was that the boy was riding his bicycle against the flow of traffic, according to a voice mail from Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.
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NEWS
August 26, 2013
No charges will be filed in a  Sunday  afternoon accident in which a 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle east of Hagerstown because the boy was determined to be at fault, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who had what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, was taken to Meritus Medical Center  on Sunday , emergency service officials have said. The incident at Youngstoun Drive and Robinwood Court was reported at  1:12 p.m. Sunday . A contributing factor in the accident was that the boy was riding his bicycle against the flow of traffic, according to a voice mail from Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2013
A 7-year-old boy was flown to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Monday evening after he ran into the side of a car while riding his bicycle on Papa Court off Security Road, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. It was the second boy to be injured in a traffic accident in Hagerstown since Saturday. The boy in Monday's accident was riding a bicycle down a driveway when he rode onto Papa Court and struck a car shortly after 7 p.m., city police Officer C.A. Robinson said.
OPINION
July 9, 2012
As a longtime bicycle rider and a frequent user of rail trails, I am about to take a pledge that I should have taken a long time ago. Events of late in Washington County have shown me the error of my ways, and I hope I can begin the long road back to redemption with this promise: I, Tim Rowland, do solemnly swear - and I would urge all rail-trail cyclists to join me - that I will never again urinate on private property. As we have seen in recent public hearings, bicyclist urine, or BU, has become a chief argument against building a rail trail from Hagerstown to the Potomac River.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
A 59-year-old Corning, N.Y., man who went into cardiac arrest after crashing his bicycle on Flowing Springs Road in Jefferson County Wednesday has died, authorities confirmed Friday. Mark C. Hogan, 59, was pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy A.S. Hockman. Hogan, who was among hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2012 Bike Virginia Tour, was wearing a helmet when he struck his head in the crash at the Duffields railroad crossing about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2012
Dozens of bicyclists - some speeding along within inches of each other - blew past spectators and diners on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Friday evening in a series of races kicking off the three-day Tour of Washington County. In the first race, riders pedaled the 0.8-mile loop through downtown streets, the more experienced competitors pulling away from the pack as the number of laps ticked off. William King and Keline Keefer, both of Hagerstown, watched the racers whiz by. He just started racing this year for Team Integrity out of Charles Town, W.Va., and two of his teammates - Bryan Stottlemyer and Matthew Bunting - were in the opening event.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
Hagerstown resident Izzy Nelson was riding his bicycle through downtown Hagerstown Thursday. “I love the open air,” he said. “It's a mild time, not too hot, and not too cold.” Nelson, 40, was among area residents taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather in March by going bike riding. Nelson said that he prefers riding a bicycle to driving a car, and bicycling is his primary source of transportation. “I can probably get to places in Hagerstown faster than other vehicles,” he said.
NEWS
March 15, 2012
A man robbed a person at gunpoint Wednesday night in the 100 block of East Avenue, Hagerstown police said. Officers were called to East Avenue at 11:02 p.m. for a report of an armed man who robbed an 18-year-old bicycle rider, according to a police department news release. Neither the name nor gender of the victim was released. Police said the victim gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, leaving the bicycle behind. The robber was last seen riding the bicycle away from the area.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 15, 2011
Veterans and active duty members of the military squeezed rainwater from their gloves and socks Thursday when they paused in Waynesboro on the Ride 2 Recovery. About 350 bicyclists were participating in the 88-mile leg of the journey that took them from Gettysburg, Pa., to Bedford, Pa. In the "9/11 American Challenge," riders are traveling from the World Trade Center to Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon. The eight-day ride is Daniel Smith's first with the organization. "Riding a bike pulled me out of a really bad place in my life, when I had withdrawn from everybody and everyone.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
One person was injured Thursday morning in an accident involving a bicyclist on Mapleville Road (Md. 66), Cpl. Shusko of the Maryland State Police said. The accident happened in front of the Sheetz store at the intersection of Mapleville Road and National Pike (U.S. 40), east of Hagerstown. Shusko said the bicyclist heading southbound in the shoulder lane of Mapleville Road attempted to turn in front of a car heading in the same direction just past the intersection. The bicyclist was taken to Meritus Medical Center in an ambulance from Boonsboro with minor injuries, according to Shusko.
NEWS
May 10, 2011
A man was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike past the Long Meadow Exxon on Leitersburg Pike Tuesday night, a 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle was turning into the station, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the vehicle was cited, the spokesman said. The man suffered respiratory distress after the accident, which was reported at 7:18 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center and is expected to be recover, the sheriff's office spokesman said.
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