Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Call Time: 1:52 p.m. Wednesday May 20, 2009
Elyria – An Elyria man was struck by a car on Broad Street today while crossing the street at a designated crosswalk.

An eye witness said the man was standing at the crosswalk in front of the downtown McDonalds when a car traveling east on Broad stopped and waived him across. As the man started crossing a woman pulled out of the McDonalds parking lot and pulled right into the path of the man – striking him.

The man collapsed on the pavement as bystanders rushed to his aid. The man attempted to stand up on his own but bystanders encouraged him to wait until medical help arrived.

Elyria Firefighters first assisted the man back to his feet and then Paramedics treated him and then transported him to Elyria Memorial Hospital to be evaluated.

Witnesses at the scene said that the crosswalk in front of McDonalds is a dangerous one because cars wanting to pull onto Broad going east usually find an opening and rush out without looking for pedestrians.

The Elyria Police Department is investigating the crash.



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