Monday, May 26, 2008


Carlisle Township – Two teens sitting at the intersection of Butternut Ridge Road and Indian Hollow Sunday night was rear-ended by a man driving a pick up truck.

Trooper Al Marcum of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 48-year-old Michael Surdock of Grafton was traveling southbound on Indian Hollow when he struck the two teens as they were stopped at a stop sign. “Mr. Surdock then attempted to flee the scene but the condition of his vehicle wouldn’t allow him.”

Firefighter John Jemiola of the Carlisle Township Fire Department said that he and another EMT were on their way home from a previous medical call in the Township when they rolled up on the scene. “We saw the cars off the road and the glass all over the place – we then saw that the victims had gotten out of the car and were standing along the roadside. We immediately called it in then began assessing and treating the victims until other units arrived.”

Jemiola said that both teens complained of neck pains but he said neither seemed to have any serious injuries.

Surdock was also walking around the scene and at first was refusing treatment or transport from LifeCare Paramedics; he later decided to be taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Trooper Marcum said that Surdock would be charged with OVI. Other charges are also possible.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER”. Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are these drunks going to learn. Once again not until they kill someone. Throw them in jail take the driving privalages away.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree why should we wait until some other innocent life is taken. I would like to make a small correction to this article. It was two firefighters who first arrived not a firefighter and EMT. That "EMT" is my boyfriend and he is not an EMT. At least not yet.

3:51 PM  

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