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3 construction workers struck by vehicle on State Route 18 in Medina County

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Posted at 8:44 AM, May 25, 2022

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on State Route 18 Wednesday that injured three construction workers and damaged two construction vehicles.

The crash happened at 7:25 a.m. in the westbound lanes of State Route 18 between State Route 94 and State Road in Granger Township.

Preliminary information indicates one vehicle was traveling westbound on State Route 18 and hit a construction van, which was just behind a white pickup pulling a large digital sign.

Two construction workers, who were unloading cones and actively setting up a lane closure zone, were in the middle and didn't have time to get our of the way before were struck, Lt. Mark Neff said.

"A vehicle traveling westbound ran into the back of the van. When the van was struck it pushed into the sign board. After the sign board was struck, it pushed into both of the workers that were putting pallets out," Neff said.

A third construction worker standing on the right side of the road was also struck.

All three— two women and a man— were transported to different hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Neff said.

Troopers said the injured workers were doing work for Ganim, a Cleveland-based construction company.

"This very easily, based on the the type of crash and the speed the vehicles were traveling, could have turned out much worse," Neff said.

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Crash at Route 18 and Route 94.

Lt. Mark Neff said charges are pending in the case.

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Scene of crash on Route 18 and Route 94.

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