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Residents React to Bicyclist Accident in Hagerstown

"I heard some screaming, but that's about it. I didn't come out to look, because we usually hear screaming through cars out here," said Austin Wooten, resident of N. Mulberry Street.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Police and other emergency responders rushed to North Mulberry Street on Wednesday night after reports of a bicyclist hit by a car.

"I heard some screaming, but that's about it. I didn't come out to look, because we usually hear screaming through cars out here," said Austin Wooten, resident of N. Mulberry Street.

But the screams Austin Wooten heard were not from people inside their cars.

Officials with the Hagerstown Police Department say Harrison Moore, 21, was hit while riding his bike. Offers say Moore didn't stop, and was hit after going into on-coming traffic.

"Skateboards, roller-skates, bicycles…I don't know, it's pretty busy during the day here, especially during rush hour. There's a lot of people coming through town. I guess it can be kind of dangerous," said Philip Cahill, resident of N. Mulberry Street.

We also got a strong reaction after posting the news on the WHAG Facebook page:

Katie Bowman said, "I used to live off mulberry, and at night, coming home I don't know how many kids I almost hit because they just come out of nowhere."

And Lauren Hall said, "Hope he's ok....Can't say how many times I've had young kids dart out in front of me on their bike. No parents around, no helmets, and don't even look before coming from a blind alley."

Maryland law states that anyone under age 16 is required to wear a helmet when riding on public property, which includes roads, trails and sidewalks.

“They just do wheelies in the middle of the road, like it's nothing," Wooten said.

We’ve reached out to Meridus Medical Center, where Harrison Moore was taken to be treated for his injuries. We haven’t heard back on his condition.

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