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December 6, 2011
A 90-year-old woman driving the wrong way on U.S. 340 Monday night near Keep Tryst Road struck two vehicles head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Dolores M. Ryan of Carlisle, Pa., was driving a 1988 Mercury Sable east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 340 about 6:50 p.m. when she struck the two vehicles head-on east of Keep Tryst Road, according to a news release from Senior Trooper Dave Matthews. Ryan was transported to Meritus Medical Center with a serious head injury, according to the news release.
February 15, 2008
A Rouzerville, Pa., man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 22-year-old who was found dead from a head injury in his Liberty Street home in November. Police say Darrow Lee Shupp, 29, of 1827 Broad Street, punched the victim, knocking him out and causing him to fall and strike his head on the pavement, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Shupp, who also was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, and the charges were forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court.
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 1, 2004 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man visiting his mother at the Capital Heights apartment complex Wednesday said two men tried to rob him, but when he fought back he was hit with a gun and gunshots were fired, according to police. West Virginia State Police Trooper D.S. See said the attempted armed robbery happened at around 8 p.m. No arrests were made. The victim, Dale Everhart, 24, of Martinsburg, told See that two men approached him and demanded he hand over his money and his jewelry, See said.
By HEATHER KEELS | | January 13, 2012
A Shepherd University student was seriously injured Friday afternoon when she was struck by a minivan on North Duke Street, Shepherdstown Police Chief David Ransom Jr. said. Kayla Barb, 21, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., Ransom said. Barb was crossing North Duke Street on the crosswalk at about 4 p.m. when she was struck by a Pontiac minivan traveling south on Duke Street, Ransom said. Barb had a head injury and other serious injuries, he said. The driver of the minivan, Bonnie Smallwood of Maryland, was transported to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Ransom said.
by DON AINES | December 11, 2003 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A former prison guard faces at least five years in prison after he was convicted Wednesday in Franklin County Court of assaulting his infant son last year. The jury of 10 men and two women deliberated three hours before finding Peter Stotelmyer, 32, formerly of 280 Mount Union Road, Fayetteville, Pa., guilty of first-degree aggravated assault. The jury found him not guilty of endangering the welfare of a child, a third-degree felony.
By DAN DEARTH | | July 6, 2012
A Baltimore woman died and two other people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 40 at the entrance of Greenbrier State Park, Maryland State Police said. Tiara Shaniece Elliott, 23, was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Elliott was ejected from a 2006 Honda Civic at 1:35 p.m. when it pulled from the park entrance into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Carroll Augustus Coleman Jr., 55, of Hagerstown, police said.
January 16, 2006
Fire department vehicle, van collide A Hagerstown Fire Department vehicle and another vehicle collided Sunday night as firefighters were leaving the scene of a downtown fire to respond to another emergency call. Hagerstown Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said a sport utility vehicle that belongs to the fire department was driving south on East Washington Street at Mulberry Street about 8:10 p.m. As it approached the intersection, a Dodge van drove onto East Washington Street from Mulberry Street and the two vehicles collided, he said.
May 6, 2002
BOONSBORO - A bicyclist participating in a spring race at Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon suffered a head injury when he was thrown after his bike hit a rock. Jonathan Wallace, 26, of State College, Pa., was taken to Washington County Hospital by Boonsboro Ambulance personnel shortly after the 1:30 p.m. incident, said Sgt. Angie Olah, a Maryland Forest and Park Service ranger. At 8:30 p.m., Wallace's condition was still being assessed in the emergency room, a hospital spokesman said.
May 8, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns were honored to have employed Mitchell Akers. Now, the baseball team wants to honor his memory. The Suns announced the team will be dedicating their 2012 season to the memory of Mitchell Akers, which will be celebrated on June 1 when Hagerstown plays Delmarva. Akers, an 18-year-old Smithsburg High School senior, died on April 11 from a head injury sustained from a fall while working at Municipal Stadium. “We all feel terrible and want to help keep Mitchell's memory alive and honor him by helping to raise money for the scholarship fund started in his name,” said Bruce Quinn, the Hagerstown Suns president and majority owner.
by TAMELA BAKER | December 11, 2003 Most of us take simple chores like making lunch and driving to the grocery store for granted. But an accident that results in a head injury can change everything in an instant. When the brain is injured, even the most mundane tasks can be a challenge. That's where the staff of Total Rehab Care can help. Located at Robinwood Medical Center, Total Rehab boasts seven certified brain-injury specialists who help patients relearn basic skills in a day program that runs five days a week.
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