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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 29, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY In the past five years, seven people have died on a section of Old National Pike commonly known as "death curve. " The half-mile stretch of road, which winds around a bend in Antietam Creek between Funkstown and Boonsboro, has been the site of many traffic accidents that have been caused by vehicles crossing the double-yellow line. "It's very dangerous. I used to run ambulances in Boonsboro, and I can tell you we have responded to accidents in that area for many, many years," Washington County Sheriff Douglas C. Mullendore said.
NEWS
May 22, 2001
Some Pa. roads to soon have rumble strips By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro Pennsylvania Department of Transportation highway safety engineers are carving rumble strips into the pavement on the yellow center lines of some roads to warn sleepy or distracted drivers that they are crossing into oncoming traffic. In Franklin County, Pa. 997 north and south of Waynesboro and Pa. 16 east and west of Greencastle, Pa., are among the first to get the new strips, said Greg Penney, PennDot spokesman in Harrisburg, Pa. Strips are also being cut into painted white lines at the shoulders.
NEWS
November 18, 2009
Driver error often is blamed for vehicular crashes, and in the purest sense, it's hard to think of an accident that does not involve some degree of driver error. But when the pileups begin to pile up, as they have at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive, another possibility raises its head -- design error. Of course, it's unlikely that any government board or agency will accept responsibility for bad planning when it's much tidier to blame bad driving.
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April 10, 2011
The problem: Drivers continue to take a sharp curve on Md. 494 (Fairview Road) too fast, sometimes skidding off the road, nearby resident Rob Soper said. “It is a very sharp and sudden banked curve, not something you see very often and not what you expect a state highway to be,” Soper wrote in an email. “Every day, we hear tires squealing,” he wrote in another email. When the curve, in northern Washington County near Cearfoss, was featured in “What’s wrong with this picture?
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By ERIN JULIUS | March 27, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A man who held an accident victim's hand as he died in November 2006 on a stretch of Alternate U.S. 40 between Funkstown and Boonsboro known as "Dead Man's Curve" or "Death Curve" said he wants more signs posted in the area and he thinks the road should be straightened. "We get tired of hearing the crashes late at night," Geary Hoover said. A State Highway Administration official who reviews every fatal crash in the area to determine whether the road was a contributing factor said he believes the current signage is appropriate.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 3, 2006
FREDERICK. Md. - The two rear seat passengers in a 2005 Jeep Liberty lost their lives late Monday when they were ejected from the vehicle after it overturned on U.S. 340 west of Mount Zion Road, Maryland State Police said. The 11:27 p.m. accident claimed the lives of Emilia Cruz Hernandez, 55, and Adrian Alfaro-Calderon, 35, both of College Park, Md., police said. The driver, Raquel Hernandez-Cruz, 25, and front seat passenger, Victor Ayala, 21, are also from College Park, police said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 4, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. - The two rear-seat passengers in a 2005 Jeep Liberty died late Monday when they were thrown from the vehicle after it overturned on U.S. 340 west of Mount Zion Road, Maryland State Police said. The 11:27 p.m. accident claimed the lives of Emilia Cruz Hernandez, 55, and Adrian Alfaro-Calderon, 35, both of College Park, Md., police said. The driver, Raquel Hernandez-Cruz, 25, and front-seat passenger, Victor Ayala, 21, also are from College Park, police said.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
Thumbs Up to Washington County Schools Superintendent Betty Morgan, named last week as Superintendent of the Year by Maryland's Public Schools Superintendent Association. It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers. Congratulations! Thumbs Up to the organizers of the Alsatia Mummers Parade, who put on the 85th edition of the event last Saturday. Despite the inclement weather, an estimated crowd of 85,000 lined the streets of Hagerstown. The Alsatia Club makes a big job look easy.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 4, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - "The Point," where Pa. 16 and Pa. 75 meet with Fry Street and Johnston Lane in Mercersburg's west end, is not so much dangerous as it is a major inconvenience from traffic backups, the borough's manager said this week. Artie Speicher said work is under way on a $449,000 traffic control system that will direct traffic smoothly through the busy five-way intersection - currently one of the area's biggest bottlenecks at peak traffic times.
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by DON AINES | January 23, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The streets of Chambersburg could be quieter and the traffic slower if the borough council approves an amendment that bans engine retarders and takes up Council President William McLaughlin's idea to install speed humps on some streets. The council voted Monday to advertise an amendment to the noise ordinance it adopted last year to ban the use of the engine retarders, sometimes referred to as "Jake brakes," on trucks. A vote is scheduled Feb. 12. When the noise ordinance was adopted it was "our intention the whole time" to later amend the ordinance to ban the engine retarders, Councilman Heath Talhelm said.
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April 10, 2011
The problem: Drivers continue to take a sharp curve on Md. 494 (Fairview Road) too fast, sometimes skidding off the road, nearby resident Rob Soper said. “It is a very sharp and sudden banked curve, not something you see very often and not what you expect a state highway to be,” Soper wrote in an email. “Every day, we hear tires squealing,” he wrote in another email. When the curve, in northern Washington County near Cearfoss, was featured in “What’s wrong with this picture?
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NEWS
November 18, 2009
Driver error often is blamed for vehicular crashes, and in the purest sense, it's hard to think of an accident that does not involve some degree of driver error. But when the pileups begin to pile up, as they have at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive, another possibility raises its head -- design error. Of course, it's unlikely that any government board or agency will accept responsibility for bad planning when it's much tidier to blame bad driving.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
Thumbs Up to Washington County Schools Superintendent Betty Morgan, named last week as Superintendent of the Year by Maryland's Public Schools Superintendent Association. It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers. Congratulations! Thumbs Up to the organizers of the Alsatia Mummers Parade, who put on the 85th edition of the event last Saturday. Despite the inclement weather, an estimated crowd of 85,000 lined the streets of Hagerstown. The Alsatia Club makes a big job look easy.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 27, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A man who held an accident victim's hand as he died in November 2006 on a stretch of Alternate U.S. 40 between Funkstown and Boonsboro known as "Dead Man's Curve" or "Death Curve" said he wants more signs posted in the area and he thinks the road should be straightened. "We get tired of hearing the crashes late at night," Geary Hoover said. A State Highway Administration official who reviews every fatal crash in the area to determine whether the road was a contributing factor said he believes the current signage is appropriate.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | September 30, 2007
There's an episode of The Simpsons where young Bart falls down an abandoned dry well and becomes trapped. It takes the entire show to free him, and at the end, the school maintenance man vows that he will take meaningful action to ensure that such a tragedy will never, ever happen again. So he pounds a sign into the ground that says: &Danger; Well. " Perhaps this was all it took. There's never been another episode in which anyone else falls down the well. And perhaps cutting a rumble strip down the middle of a tricky set of curves on Alternate U.S. 40 between Funkstown and Boonsboro will cure a startling number of deaths and car crashes on the half-mile stretch of highway.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 29, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY In the past five years, seven people have died on a section of Old National Pike commonly known as "death curve. " The half-mile stretch of road, which winds around a bend in Antietam Creek between Funkstown and Boonsboro, has been the site of many traffic accidents that have been caused by vehicles crossing the double-yellow line. "It's very dangerous. I used to run ambulances in Boonsboro, and I can tell you we have responded to accidents in that area for many, many years," Washington County Sheriff Douglas C. Mullendore said.
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by DON AINES | January 23, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The streets of Chambersburg could be quieter and the traffic slower if the borough council approves an amendment that bans engine retarders and takes up Council President William McLaughlin's idea to install speed humps on some streets. The council voted Monday to advertise an amendment to the noise ordinance it adopted last year to ban the use of the engine retarders, sometimes referred to as "Jake brakes," on trucks. A vote is scheduled Feb. 12. When the noise ordinance was adopted it was "our intention the whole time" to later amend the ordinance to ban the engine retarders, Councilman Heath Talhelm said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 4, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. - The two rear-seat passengers in a 2005 Jeep Liberty died late Monday when they were thrown from the vehicle after it overturned on U.S. 340 west of Mount Zion Road, Maryland State Police said. The 11:27 p.m. accident claimed the lives of Emilia Cruz Hernandez, 55, and Adrian Alfaro-Calderon, 35, both of College Park, Md., police said. The driver, Raquel Hernandez-Cruz, 25, and front-seat passenger, Victor Ayala, 21, also are from College Park, police said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 3, 2006
FREDERICK. Md. - The two rear seat passengers in a 2005 Jeep Liberty lost their lives late Monday when they were ejected from the vehicle after it overturned on U.S. 340 west of Mount Zion Road, Maryland State Police said. The 11:27 p.m. accident claimed the lives of Emilia Cruz Hernandez, 55, and Adrian Alfaro-Calderon, 35, both of College Park, Md., police said. The driver, Raquel Hernandez-Cruz, 25, and front seat passenger, Victor Ayala, 21, are also from College Park, police said.
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