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August 9, 2013

Several hurt in U.S. Route 220 South crashes

CUMBERLAND — Two separate accidents on U.S. Route 220 on Friday sent at least eight people to the hospital, according to the Allegany County 911 center.

 At 10:10 a.m., a two-vehicle wreck occurred on U.S. 220 in the area of the Bel Air subdivision. The four patients suffered apparently minor injuries and all were taken by Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Just after 1 p.m., another accident was reported in the Cresaptown area at the intersection of U.S. 220 and Wyoming Avenue, according to the emergency center.

Cresaptown volunteer fire and ambulance units responded upon alert by the 911 center. After initial alerts, Cumberland Fire Department ambulance also responded.

At least two vehicles were involved in the crash that sent at least four people to the Cumberland hospital for treatment of apparently minor injuries, according to the 911 center.

The Maryland State Police investigated.

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