Three injured in Washington crash

July 10, 2014
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Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash on East Maiden Street in Washington Thursday afternoon. The vehicle snapped a telephone pole then slammed into a tree. Washinton firefighter had to use cutting and Hurst tools to open the vehicle to get access to the injured, two of whom were trapped in the vehicle. Order a Print
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Firefighters work to free one of the occupants of a vehicle that sheared off a utility pole and hit a tree on East Maiden Street in Washington at about 1 p.m. today. Three occupants of the vehicle were injured. Order a Print

East Maiden Street in Washington was closed for more than an hour this afternoon after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, spun around several times and hit a tree Three people riding in the vehicle were injured.

Witnesses on scene said the vehicle was speeding west on East Maiden, near the Washington-Greene County Blind Association at 566 E. Maiden St., when the crash occurred around 1 p.m.

Police were not releasing details at the scene.

Jerry Durbin, of Wheeling W.Va., was one of several men working nearby when the crash occurred.

“We heard the telephone pole crack, then saw the wires slam to the ground and pop back up,” he said. “We made sure everyone was OK.”

Two women and a man were inside the vehicle. The women had to be cut from the vehicle before all three were transported to Washington Hospital.

Their names and conditions were not released.



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