Sunday, September 30, 2007


The sudden desire to check out a motorcycle that sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it ended up in a head on crash.

Carlisle Township Firefighters and LifeCare Paramedics responded to East River just south of Fuller Road Sunday morning around 11 a.m. after the two cars collided. Carlisle Township Fire Department Lieutenant Randy Feakins said that the driver of a Buick Regal was traveling northbound on East River when he noticed two motorcycles sitting in a front yard, one of the bikes had a for sale sign on the windshield. “He saw that for sale sign and decided he wanted to check it out so he made a quick turn without paying attention to the oncoming traffic. Once he made the left turn into the driveway he struck a Buick Century that was traveling southbound.” The cars collided then slide into the front yard of 9912 East River Road, taking out mailboxes and newspaper boxes. (Chronicle Telegram Managing Editor Patti Ewald is a Gold Card member of TMC NEWS so I am sure she will make sure those CT boxes are replaced expeditiously.)

Lieutenant Feakins said that the driver of the Regal, although had injuries to his arm, refused any treatment at the scene. The passenger was treated at the scene and transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Century was also treated and transported to EMH. Lieutenant Feakins said that none of the injuries were considered serious.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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Editors note: TMC NEWS has posted several stories about Ohio’s Move Over & Slow Down Law. During this accident a number of cars went around traffic cones that were set out to re-direct traffic. The cars that went through the scene, that I witnessed, did not even slow down. A neighborhood kid saw what was happening and even commented “Don’t these people know what the cones mean?” He went out in the road and directed traffic away from the scene. Now I am one of the most impatient drivers on the road, but seriously people, turn around and pick another route. Stay clear of the Fire, EMS, Police Officers and Tow Truck Operators doing their job at these crash scenes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio should pass a law saying that anyone who comes upon the scene of an accident has to pull over and render assistance to Law Enforcement, EMS, Tow Trucks, and any other emergency vehicle that happens to be there without being compensated for their time.
Maybe then people would start avoiding these scenes.
People act like the scenes of an accident, shooting or any other crime is a curiosity and has to be investigated for "gore" content level.
They need to remember - the correct emergency attendants are on the scene and do not need people rubbernecking or any other unnecessary traffic blocking Emergency personnel from performing their duties UNIMPEDED!
Thanks TMC for reminding everyone, once again, to MOVE OVER or just steer clear. Patsy

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