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February 14, 2011
A four-vehicle accident Monday in the first block of East Washington Street in Hagerstown snarled traffic and sent one person to Meritus Medical Center, Police Chief Arthur Smith said. Smith said the chain-reaction accident happened at about 9:15 a.m. and closed the road to traffic for about 20 minutes. “One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries,“ Smith said. The person was treated and released, he said. Smith said the names of the people who were involved in the accident were unavailable.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
A tractor-trailer collided with a van on westbound Interstate 70 at the bridge over Interstate-81 near Halfway before noon Thursday, causing a chain-reaction accident involving seven vehicles that sent four people to the hospital and slowed traffic for hours. The accident occurred as traffic slowed on the interstate and the 18-wheeler tried to stop behind an Odyssey Van pulling a trailer with two motorcycles, said Trooper Dave Thompson of the Maryland State Police. “When he tried to stop he lost control,” Thompson said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 16, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three people were taken to hospitals in Martinsburg and Ranson, W.Va., after a four-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on W.Va. 45 at the intersection of Olympic Drive in Berkeley County, according emergency and police officials. The medical condition of those transported to City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital was not immediately clear, but investigating Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy S. Crites said he did not believe the motorists received life-threatening injuries.
NEWS
December 16, 2002
Five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 81, but no one was seriously injured, Maryland State Police said. Luvena Marie Whiteman, 52, of Woodbridge, Va., was going north on I-81 when she slowed her van to turn into a median crossover about 1/2 mile north of the Halfway Boulevard exit, Trooper Robert Fraley said. A van following three vehicles behind Whiteman's, driven by Charles B. Lynch, 58, of Lancaster, Pa., hit the vehicle in front of him and set off a chain reaction.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on a foggy Interstate 70 eastbound just past Exit 29 at Sharpsburg Pike, according to Maryland State Police 1st Sgt. Kevin Lewis. State police Lt. Tom Woodward said the accident occurred when the driver of a Honda slowed down due to heavy fog and another vehicle hit it from behind. That caused a chain reaction involving two other vehicles, Woodward said. I-70 eastbound was shut down following the 5:50 a.m. accident until 7:20 a.m. Troopers said the people were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with nonlife-threatening injuries.
NEWS
June 29, 2011
Two people were injured in Hagerstown Wednesday afternoon in a chain-reaction accident off Eastern Boulevard involving three vehicles, including a Washington County Commuter bus, city police said. The wreck occurred at about 2:30 p.m. when the bus stopped to let a passenger off just past the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Conrad Court, according to Hagerstown Police Department Officer Timothy Rossiter. In a chain reaction, a vehicle that was stopped for the bus was struck from behind by another vehicle, police said.
NEWS
November 19, 2006
One person was flown by helicopter to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center after a three-vehicle accident Saturday morning on W.Va. 45, West Virginia State Police Sgt. Geoff Petsko said. Petsko said the accident, reported at 9:40 a.m., occurred at the intersection of W.Va. 45 and secondary W.Va. 45/19. He said it appeared from a report that one car rear-ended a car, causing a chain reaction. Petsko said it didn't appear that any other motorists were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
NEWS
By RACHAEL JOHNSON / Pulse correspondent | December 2, 2008
Rachel Joy Scott was a 17-year-old high school junior when she died on April 20, 1999. She was the first victim in the Columbine shootings, the worst high school shooting in America's history. When she was alive, her goal was to spread kindness and compassion. In her essay, "My Ethics, My Codes of Life," Rachel once wrote, "I have a theory that if one person can go out of there way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go. " We need to notice the chain reaction verbal violence can start.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | January 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Though Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999, her message and life of kindness and compassion live on through "Rachel's Challenge," a school training program that promotes Rachel's ideals. A school assembly was held at Waynesboro Area Middle School Wednesday evening to ask members of the community if they would accept "Rachel's Challenge. " Speaker Sarah Dornfeld, 24, asked the audience to get rid of prejudice, dare to dream, choose positive influences, perform small acts of kindness and tell people close to you that you love them.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital after a chain-reaction traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Franklin Street near the Hagerstown Police Station. The accident occurred at about 1:35 p.m., when a Ford Ranger struck the rear of a small Honda passenger vehicle that was stopped in traffic, according to police Sgt. Eric Knode. The impact pushed the Honda forward, causing it to strike the back of a Mercury station wagon that also was stopped on Franklin Street, Knode said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
A tractor-trailer collided with a van on westbound Interstate 70 at the bridge over Interstate-81 near Halfway before noon Thursday, causing a chain-reaction accident involving seven vehicles that sent four people to the hospital and slowed traffic for hours. The accident occurred as traffic slowed on the interstate and the 18-wheeler tried to stop behind an Odyssey Van pulling a trailer with two motorcycles, said Trooper Dave Thompson of the Maryland State Police. “When he tried to stop he lost control,” Thompson said.
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NEWS
June 19, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital after a chain-reaction traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Franklin Street near the Hagerstown Police Station. The accident occurred at about 1:35 p.m., when a Ford Ranger struck the rear of a small Honda passenger vehicle that was stopped in traffic, according to police Sgt. Eric Knode. The impact pushed the Honda forward, causing it to strike the back of a Mercury station wagon that also was stopped on Franklin Street, Knode said.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
A collision on Jefferson Boulevard involved four vehicles Tuesday when one vehicle that stopped behind a school bus was hit from behind, setting off a chain reaction, Deputy Ryan Socks of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. The school bus was not hit, and nobody was injured. The driver of a Buick heading westbound on Jefferson Boulevard stopped behind a school bus and the Buick was struck from behind by a Toyota Corolla. A Toyota RAV4 then hit the Corolla from behind, and a Chevrolet Tahoe struck the rear of the RAV4, Socks said.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
Five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash in the 1300 block of Dual Highway Thursday evening, officials said. The crash occurred about 5:41 p.m. in front of the Sharrett car dealership when a vehicle slowed down for another vehicle in one of the eastbound lanes on Dual Highway, said Deputy J. Kuhnke of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A vehicle following close behind the vehicle that slowed down struck the rear of the first vehicle, Kuhnke said. Then the other remaining eastbound vehicles became involved in the crash in a similar fashion, Kuhnke said.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning following a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on a foggy Interstate 70 eastbound just past Exit 29 at Sharpsburg Pike, according to Maryland State Police 1st Sgt. Kevin Lewis. State police Lt. Tom Woodward said the accident occurred when the driver of a Honda slowed down due to heavy fog and another vehicle hit it from behind. That caused a chain reaction involving two other vehicles, Woodward said. I-70 eastbound was shut down following the 5:50 a.m. accident until 7:20 a.m. Troopers said the people were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with nonlife-threatening injuries.
NEWS
April 13, 2012
One person was taken to Meritus Medical Center after a hit-and-run accident that involved four vehicles Friday afternoon in the 17000 block of Virginia Avenue near Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Jason Crawford of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said a brown pickup truck with the words “Roofs are Us” slammed into the rear of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. He said the impact caused a chain-reaction crash that involved two other vehicles that also were stopped.
NEWS
November 26, 2011
Two people were killed and eight others were injured early Saturday in a six-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near New Market, according to a news release from Maryland State Police in Frederick, Md. Selly Tle Sin Kai, 33, and Anis Mawi, 46, both of Frederick, died in the crash, troopers said. Sin Kai and Mawi were rear-seat passengers in a Toyota Corolla that was occupied by a total of five people. Neither Mawi nor Sin Kai were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, troopers said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 26, 2011
Two Hagerstown men accused of shooting a Frederick, Md., man early Saturday at Club Twisted in Berkeley County later were captured by authorities in Washington County, police said. Warrants charging Leon William Racks, 29, and Joseph Wayne Mason, 27, with malicious wounding in the shooting of Kevin Mullen, 28, were issued Saturday by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, police said. Mullen was flown to a hospital where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, but Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2011
Three people were injured in two accidents involving five vehicles on I-70 eastbound about three miles east of the Mapleville Road (Md. 66) exit (Exit 35) near Smithsburg on Tuesday, Trooper James Bowers of the Maryland State Police said. The accident happened when the front of a Ford 150 pickup truck in the far left lane collided with the back of a Ford Escape SUV, Bowers said. The Escape then collided with the back of a Toyota Solara, which then crashed into the rear of another vehicle, according to Bowers.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 18, 2011
Traffic was snarled for hours late Thursday afternoon when eight vehicles, including a tractor trailer and two box trucks, collided in a chain-reaction crash on the Interstate 81 bridge over the Potomac River between West Virginia and Maryland, Maryland State Police said. The other vehicles involved were believed to be passenger vehicles, according to Trooper Dusty Pittman. No one was injured in the crash, Pittman said. Those involved in the accident were directed to the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Inc., where they exchanged insurance information, he said.
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