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NEWS
May 6, 2013
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who was seriously injured in a crash involving multiple motorcycles on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon in the Indian Springs area was still being treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Mark D. Stephens was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon at the hospital, the spokeswoman said. According to Maryland State Police, a 2008 Harley-Davidson operated by Matthew L. Adams, 42, of Martinsburg, W.Va., slowed down and was struck by Mark D. Stephens' motorcycle from behind.
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NEWS
May 4, 2013
Maryland State Police are at the scene of a serious motorcycle accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near Exit 9, according to a state police news release. Eastbound I-70 was closed in the area of Exit 9 as of 2 p.m., troopers said.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 4, 2013
Two people were killed Saturday in a crash involving multiple motorcycles that shut down eastbound Interstate 70 near Exit 9 in the Indian Springs area for more than four hours, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened when a motorcycle slowed down and struck two other motorcycles, said Sgt. Phillip Martin of Maryland State Police. Megan R. Daymude, 19, of Inwood, W.Va., who was a passenger on a 2004 Harley-Davidson operated by Mark B. Stephens, 23, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died at the scene of the accident, troopers said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2013
A Hagerstown man was sentenced Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to at least one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in April 2011. Steven Edward Thompson, 47, was fined $500 by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge John C. Yoder and ordered to report to Eastern Regional Jail by 5 p.m. Friday to begin serving the sentence, which requires him to spend not less than one year nor more than five years in prison. Yoder denied the defendant's plea for home confinement Thursday after Thompson pleaded guilty to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence resulting in the April 12, 2011, death of Lorena Beth “Lori” Roberts of Bunker Hill, W.Va.
NEWS
April 14, 2013
A Martinsburg man was killed Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and Loop Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Curtis Lee Smith, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Michael A. Cole said in a news release. The driver of the car, Horace Thomas, 63, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for minor injuries, Cole said. Police determined that both vehicles were traveling south on Apple Harvest Drive (W.Va.
NEWS
April 13, 2013
One person was killed when a motorcycle and a vehicle collided Saturday at about 8:25 p.m. on Loop Road near Apple Harvest Drive, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. West Virginia State Police said further information, including the names of the people involved, was not immediately available.
LIFESTYLE
April 12, 2013
The Pegasus Ride for Cancer is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club on Old Forge Road in Hagerstown. This is a self-paced organized motorcycle ride. The route is a little more than 60 miles long through the mountains of central Maryland and south central Pennsylvania. Registration costs $10 per driver and $5 per rider, and includes lunch and a "show. " For more information, contact Rick Marquiss at 301-331-7025 or treasurer@pegasusrc.com .
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2013
When you see Hammerhead, Ox, Hardcore and the rest of the Defenders rumbling through your town, just remember this: They aren't looking to make trouble. Because most of them are police officers and first responders, their day jobs usually involve putting an end to trouble. Seven members and an associate of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club's 56th and newest chapter, the Mason-Dixon Chapter, donned their colors and mounted their Harleys on Saturday for a ride through the county.
NEWS
January 6, 2013
The male rider of a motorcycle that collided with a vehicle at Greencastle Pike and Resh Road was taken to Meritus Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, a Washington County 911 spokesman said. Greencastle Pike was closed for an hour following the crash, which was reported at about 4:20 p.m., the dispatcher said. Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2012
Santa and his reindeer might make a clatter, but the man in red and his elves created a rumble Sunday morning as they drove into downtown Hagerstown on Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Honda, Triumph and BMW motorcycles to deliver donations to a food and clothing bank. Santa led the procession aboard his sleigh, a Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager. Sunday marked the 20th year the local chapter of ABATE of Maryland has brought donations to the ACTS 9 clothing and food bank, which went by the name Adventist Community Services Center when the partnership started, according to Sandy Martin, ACTS 9 executive director.
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