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January 24, 2014

City police officer injured on icy I-68

Two more incidents occurred at same spot on Moose Curve

CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland Police officer suffered unknown injuries when his Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser traveled out of control on icy Interstate 68 at the Moose Curve just before 9 a.m. Friday.

The police vehicle hit ice on the roadway and then struck the median wall at about 8:37 a.m., just before another vehicle traveled out of control in the same area four minutes later. A third accident occurred at 9:09 a.m. in the same area while city fire, ambulance and police units handled the first two mishaps.

State Highway Administration personnel were also called to the scene.

Officer Robert Martin, a K-9 handler, was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.

The drivers of the other two vehicles apparently were not injured.

The Allegany County 911 center handled communications for the incidents and emergency unit responses.

 

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