Friday, September 21, 2007

WOMAN PULLS INTO PATH OF TRUCK

BREAKING NEWS

An early morning crash in Columbia Station sent a mother and her baby to two different hospitals.

Lieutenant Glenn Peterson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that around 8 a.m. Friday morning a woman pulled out of her driveway on Root Road in Columbia Station into the path of a northbound truck. The collision carried the car approximately 100 + feet. The truck, from Timber Wolf Crane Services from Medina, went off the road and into a yard on the west side of Root Road taking out shrubs and tress before stopping next to a utility pole. The woman was trapped in the vehicle with her baby, fully restrained, in the back seat of the car.

Lieutenant Stacey Borling of Columbia Township Fire Department said that extrication took 20 to 25 minutes. “When we arrived we saw that she was trapped so we mutual aided with surrounding departments and launched LifeFlight right away. We received help extricating the victim from Eaton Township and Olmsted Falls Fire Departments.” Lt. Borling said that the baby was not trapped and was still fully restrained in the back seat.

Metro LifeFlight landed in a neighbors yard just to the west of the crash and flew the mother to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Eaton Township Fire & Rescue transported the baby to Elyria Memorial Hospital.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.



To see more photos: CLICK HERE

UPDATE: The driver of the car in this crash has been identified as 17 year old Brittney Bibby of Root Road in Columbia Station. The baby is 4 month old Matthew. The baby has been released from Elyria Memorial while his mom remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

The driver of the truck is 42 year old Thomas Ludrosky. Ludrosky, visibly shaken at the scene did not want to speak to the media only saying that he did everything he could to stop but that he just couldn’t in time.

8 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Those are some amazing pictures TMC. Amazing that anyone survived that. Prayers to the mom and baby. Excellent work by the FD's and Metro. Good care all the way around.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad that baby was properly restrained!!! Wow... those pictures are chilling.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Ishpot said...

TMC said:
"The woman was trapped in the vehicle with her baby, fully restrained, in the back seat of the car."

Does this mean they found mom in the backseat with the baby?
I heard on the 6pm news that mom didn't have her seat belt on.

9:51 PM  
Blogger TMC NEWS said...

I probably should have written it this way ( with her baby, who was fully restrained in the back seat. )

I apologize for that.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sure the fog had a part in this, in the pictures it is foggy. Having a new Grand Daughter it is chilling to see this. and I have been in the fire service for 22 years.
Randy

12:53 AM  
Anonymous CJM said...

This story is about my cousin's fiance and their son. Matthew is fine, he was not harmed. The mother is still in ICU.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous ANC said...

I HOPE THAT SHE RECOVERS OK, I WENT TO SCHOOL W. HER AND WE WERE BEST FRIENDS FOR THE LONGEST TIME I JUST RECENTLY HAVNT TALKED TO HER FOR ABOUT 5 MONTHS AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS EARLIER TODAY. IM GLAD TO HEAR THAT MATTHEW IS OK AND I HOPE SHE GETS BETTER SOON AND HOPE HER FAMILY IS DOING OK.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Brittney said...

This is Brittney, this is my accident I recovered fine and my son is perfect as can be. Thank you to everyone who showed that they have cared. I did not have my seat belt on but my son was safely strapped in. I have no idea why I pulled into the path of this truck, I'm assuming the fog was to strong and i didn't see this truck.

6:03 PM  

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