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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2012
Motorists entering Shepherdstown over the Potomac River bridge should expect delays over the next nine months as work begins on a long-awaited safe pedestrian underpass linking the East and West campuses of Shepherd University. Shepherdstown police said last month that a 21-year-old Shepherd student was hospitalized with serious injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while walking through the busy crosswalk on North Duke Street, the route that brings traffic from Maryland into Shepherdstown.
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NEWS
November 2, 2011
A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Dual Highway, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. Police responded at 6:50 a.m.  The scene was cleared by 7:25 a.m. No other information was immediately available.
NEWS
October 18, 2011
The West Virginia Division of Highways said Monday that a stop sign will be installed on Athletic Street at the intersection with East Road during the week of Oct. 24. A study has shown that making this an all-way stop will significantly increase the safety for pedestrians, according to a news release from the Division of Highways. The intersection is near North Middle School and Opequon Elementary School.
NEWS
October 14, 2011
Chambersburg police have identified a St. Thomas, Pa., man as the driver in a Thursday morning accident in which a pedestrian was killed. William C. McMichael, 55, of Chambersburg died in the 12:53 a.m. accident at the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Hood Street, police said. Gregory Murray, 24, of 4840 Lincoln Way West, was driving a Chevrolet Venture west on Lincoln Way West when the vehicle hit McMichael, police said. The Chambersburg Accident Reconstruction Team was called in Thursday to investigate the accident, police said.
NEWS
October 13, 2011
A 55-year-old man crossing U.S. 30 in downtown Chambersburg early Thursday was hit by a minivan and killed, according to news releases from Chambersburg police and the Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner's Office. William C. McMichael, of Chambersburg, died of multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.   The accident was reported at 12:53 a.m. at Lincoln Way West (U.S. 30) and Hood Street, police said. Conner said a westbound vehicle hit McMichael in a crosswalk.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2011
A consultant has estimated that construction of the first phases of a pedestrian safety project along one of the busiest roads in the Martinsburg area will cost more than $580,000. The cost estimate for the project along the south side of Edwin Miller Boulevard between the CVS pharmacy and the West Virginia State Police barrack for the Martinsburg detachment was released Thursday. "What we need to do (now) is to find matching funds which ... is really, really difficult," said Kathy Mason, the business programs manager for the Berkeley County Development Authority.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 3, 2011
About 50 residents Wednesday learned when and how an underpass connecting both Shepherd University campuses under W.Va. 480 will be built starting in February. The public meeting, at Shepherd's Reynolds Hall, was hosted by university officials and representatives of the firm designing the structure, West Virginia Division of Highways and the town. During the school year, up to 1,500 students per day cross W.Va. 480 (North Duke Street) to get to the university's east and west campuses for classes, the physical education facilities, the arts center and the cafeteria, among other destinations, said Richard Staisloff, acting vice president for administration and finance and moderator of the meeting.
NEWS
July 25, 2011
West Washington Street near Public Square in Hagerstown was closed to traffic for a short time Monday afternoon while police helped a man who was struck by a car. Police Chief Arthur Smith said the man, Robert Masser, 26, of 19 N. Locust St., was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for injuries that didn't appear to be serious. “He's got some pain and abrasions,” Smith said. “It's nothing life-threatening.” Smith said the driver of the car, Elizabeth Champigny, of West Washington Street, was taken to Meritus Medical Center because she was upset.
NEWS
July 25, 2011
The Jefferson County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Office has charged a Harpers Ferry man in connection with the death of a pedestrian who was struck in a hit-and-run accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. 340. James Horton, 27, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, obstruction and fleeing from an officer, Sgt. R.L. Fletcher of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies allege Horton was driving a Dodge Durango west on U.S. 340 in Harpers Ferry at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday when he struck Joshua Mitchell, 22, of Massachusetts, while Mitchell was walking on the side of the road.
NEWS
July 20, 2011
Shepherd University will sponsor an open meeting for the community to hear a presentation about the pedestrian underpass planned for W.Va. 480 on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Engineering designers for Alpha Associates will present the project design and anticipated timeline. University personnel will be available to answer questions about the project. The pedestrian underpass is slated to be constructed at the intersection of W.Va. 480 and West Campus Drive.
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