Driver suffers medical emergency, runs red light, three hospitalized


Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a two car accident in Hagerstown.

Officials say the collision happened on North Potomac Street and East North Avenue. Police say just before 11 a.m., a van was driving southbound on Potomac when the driver had a medical emergency.

They say he ran a red light and crashed into another car. The driver of the other vehicle was entrapped, but she was eventually freed.

“In order to get the person out that was still in the vehicle, we ended up having to cut the roof off the vehicle and slide them out the back which was the safest way possible for both the patients and the responders,” said Adam Hopkins, Battlion Chief of the Hagerstown Fire Department. 

Authorities say no one will be charged.  

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