March 11, 2013
A 26-year-old woman who was killed after being struck by a Jeep along Sharpsburg Pike in front of her house Monday night was an information technology consultant who had worked around the country, according to her roommate. Although Priyanka Malik was from India, she had traveled back and forth between India and the U.S. a number of times and had worked in Delaware, California and New York, said Mary Myers, who lived with Malik in a house across the street from a Food Lion at the intersection of Lyles Drive and Sharpsburg Pike.
February 27, 2013
A pedestrian hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in the Borough of Waynesboro was listed in critical condition at Meritus Medical Center, Waynesboro police said in a news release Wednesday morning. Alan Moats of Waynesboro was crossing East Second Street about 8:38 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle at the road's intersection with Enterprise Avenue, police said. The vehicle driven by John Boyd of Waynesboro was eastbound on East Second Street, police said. Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.
January 29, 2013
A 60-year-old man was struck by a vehicle Monday evening in the 1400 block of Dual Highway, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said that William Kenneth Mills Jr. walked into the path of a Buick sedan at about 7 p.m. on the stretch of Dual Highway east of the intersection with Mt. Aetna Road. She said Mills was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for minor injuries. No damage was done to the Buick. Hose said Mills was found to be at fault for the accident.
January 24, 2013
A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Thursday night near the Exxon/AC&T gas station at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road, according to a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor. Washington County Sheriff's deputies and emergency medical personnel responded and evaluated the man who had been hit, the supervisor said. The man was transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center with “very minor” injuries, according to a sheriff's deputy.
January 9, 2013
A man was taken to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for non life-threatening injuries after he walked into the side of a car Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Antietam Street and Burhans Boulevard, Hagerstown police said. The man, who identified himself as Jack Smith of Huntington, W.Va., walked into the side of a Chevrolet Cavalier shortly after 4 p.m., Lt. Chad Woodring said Wednesday morning. Woodring said Smith was at fault. Traffic was snarled in the area for a short time while rescue workers responded to the call.
December 1, 2012
As Irene Giffin was crossing Leitersburg Pike's northbound lanes in her motorized wheelchair in a crosswalk, vehicles coming out of a shopping center would pass in front of or behind her, the Hagerstown resident said. “At one time, it was so close to me I could touch the car and it scared the living bejeebers out of me,” said Giffin, who uses a red flag that flies 3 feet to 4 feet above her wheelchair when she is in traffic situations. Giffin said she thought at first she made a mistake or the traffic signals' synchronization was mixed up. But each time the electronic pedestrian sign gave her the go ahead to cross, the traffic signal turned green for traffic leaving both Long Meadow Shopping Center and Stone House Square.
September 14, 2012
A Fort Littleton, Pa., man died Friday when he was struck by a bus on Pa. 16, a few miles west of Greencastle, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Coroner's Office. Robert B. Thomas, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The incident was reported at 11:52 a.m. in the area of Letzburg Road in Peters Township, police said. A 2011 Ford bus, driven by Maurice J. Mills Jr., 74, of Fayetteville, Pa., was traveling east on Pa. 16 when it struck Thomas, police said.
September 5, 2012
A man was killed Wednesday night when he stepped in front of a vehicle that was southbound on Buckeystown Pike near Executive Way, according to Maryland State Police. The man was dead when state police arrived at the scene, according to a news release. The accident occurred about 9 p.m., police said. State police were not releasing the name of the victim Wednesday night because they had not finished notifying his family members. State police said Buckeystown Pike (Md. 85)
August 24, 2012
A Martinsburg man accused of striking a pedestrian with a vehicle in the parking lot of a Berkeley County nightclub last year and leaving the scene was sentenced Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Cody A. Ashby, 20, was ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to serve a six-month sentence and a one-year sentence concurrently for misdemeanor convictions of assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones said.
August 5, 2012
The problem : Low-hanging branches prevent people from walking along part of a sidewalk on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown, between Oak Hill Avenue and The Terrace, according to reader Jerry King. King lives in Falling Waters, W.Va., but said he goes to the Hagerstown YMCA every day and walks in the neighborhood four times a week, including along this stretch of road. He wrote in an email that the branches force pedestrians “to walk out into Northern Ave. and risk getting run over .... I have watched one of our local disabled senior citizens have a problem getting under the bush in his wheelchair after a rainstorm, which causes the bush branches to be (even)