NEW REPORT

Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties

Pregnant woman hit by vehicle near Springfield post office cited


UPDATE @5:22 a.m. 2/28/18

A pregnant woman who was struck by a car on North Limestone Street near the downtown Springfield post office has been cited in connection with the accident.

Emergency units responded to 150 N. Limestone St. about 1:35 p.m. Monday after the crash was reported.

» RELATED: Pregnant woman hit by vehicle near Springfield post office

Sgt. Jerry Montico of the Springfield Police Division said the woman who was struck was treated for minor injuries and released. He said after reviewing camera footage from the surrounding buildings, the woman was found to be at fault and has been cited for jaywalking. Her name wasn't available Tuesday.

» TRENDING: No charges for shooter who claims self-defense in Springfield killing

A fire engine responding to the scene of the strike also was involved in an accident with a civilian vehicle. The driver of the car, Melvin Powell, said he was coming through the intersection at North Limestone Street when the emergency vehicle collided with his car. 

Springfield Fire/Rescue Chief Brian Miller said the engine sustained minor damage and is still in service. The vehicle Powell was driving reportedly suffered front-end damage. Powell’s wife, a passenger in the car, was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Her condition is presently unknown.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.

Springfield police tell this newsroom no citations have been issued in connection to a pregnant woman hit by a car. Police said they’re reviewing video from the downtown area to identify the at-fault individual in the strike.

» TRENDING: Man shot to death while recording a Facebook Live

A separate crash occurred at the scene involving a fire engine and a civilian vehicle. The driver of the car, Melvin Powell, told this newsroom he was coming through the intersection at North Limestone Street when an emergency vehicle collided with his car. 

The man’s wife, a passenger in the car, suffered cuts and scratches and was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center.

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. 

A fire engine will be placed out-of-service until repairs can be made after it was hit by a vehicle, while responding to a pedestrian crash. 

TRENDING: Body of area 6-year-old boy who fell into creek has been recovered

No firefighters were injured in the second crash, but the driver of the other vehicle received treatment at the scene and will likely be transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to our crew on the scene. 

TRENDING: Local firefighter during OVI arrest: ‘Do you know how many lives I’ve saved?’

Officials have not provided an update on the pedestrian crash. Initial reports indicated a 9-month pregnant woman was hit by a vehicle in front of the post office on North Limestone Street. 

TRENDING: Man shot to death while broadcasting on Facebook Live

FIRST REPORT

Police and medics have responded to reports of a pregnant woman who was hit by a vehicle near the U.S. Post Office in Springfield Monday afternoon. 

Emergency units were dispatched to 150 North Limestone Street around 1:35 p.m. after the crash was reported. 

The condition of the victim was not immediately available. 

A fire truck responding to the scene was also involved in a separate crash, according to our crew on the scene.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as we learn more.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Walmart loss prevention officer thwarts kidnapping attempt, police say
Walmart loss prevention officer thwarts kidnapping attempt, police say

A loss prevention officer is being credited with stopping an apparent attempted kidnapping Monday at a Fort Worth Walmart store, according to multiple reports. The incident was reported around 6 p.m. Monday at the Walmart in the 2900 block of Renaissance Square in southeast Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News reported. Police Officer Tracy Carter ...
Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say
Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say

A Florida Department of Corrections inmate walked away from a work crew Monday morning to get some sweet tea, officials say. Deputies said Taylor Fender, 23, of Okaloosa County, was serving a five-year prison sentence at the Putnam Corrections Institute before this incident. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the crew was working...
Teacher says she was fired after refusing to abide by 'no zero' policy
Teacher says she was fired after refusing to abide by 'no zero' policy

A South Florida teacher said she was fired after she refused to give a student a 50 percent grade on homework that was not turned in. Port St. Lucie teacher Diane Tirado said students should not get credit for work that was never handed in, according to CNN. Tirado said she strives to provide motivation and inspiration to her students. Tirado has been...
Libertarians file complaint over three Ohio governor debates
Libertarians file complaint over three Ohio governor debates

The Libertarian Party of Ohio on Monday filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission over being excluded from three gubernatorial debates, including the first one held last week at the University of Dayton between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. The 23-page complaint alleges that the university and the DeWine and Cordray...
Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties in August
Unemployment rates fall in Clark, Champaign counties in August

Clark County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent the previous month. Numbers released this morning from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services showed Champaign County’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.8 percent last month, compared to 4.6 percent in July. Ohio’s unemployment rate was...
More Stories