Man in critical condition after vehicle accident
A Maryland man was transported to Winchester Medical Center in critical condition after a single vehicle accident on Winchester Grade Road.
According to Deputy C. Roper of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Jordan Shank, 19, of Hagerstown was critically injured when a car he was a passenger in went out of control, left the road and hit a telephone pole after rounding a curve near the intersection with Yost Circle.
The accident occurred Tuesday, February 21 around 10 a.m. Police received the call at 10:15 a.m.
Morgan County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and Shank was transported by helicopter to the hospital in Winchester.
According to Roper, the car, a 2000 Honda Prelude driven by Cody Unger, 19 of Nicole Lane in Morgan County, was cut in half when it hit the telephone pole.
Roper said Unger refused treatment at the scene and transported himself to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs where he was treated and released.
“Speed played a major factor in the accident,” Roper said.
Unger was charged with reckless driving with injury and faces up to six months in jail if convicted, he said.
Shank was still in critical care at Winchester Medical Center late Monday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson said.