We are none of us immune

Saturday in rural central Ohio:

A two-vehicle accident on Saturday resulted in multiple injuries, with one patient transported to by Med Flight.

Witnesses at the scene report that a 2009 White Ford Lincoln was traveling west bound near 5708 State Route 229 when it lost control on a curve about 12:18 p.m. The vehicle traveled left of center and was struck broadside by a Maroon Hyundai Sonata.

Three occupants of the Lincoln were transported to local hospitals, one was transported via Med flight. An unknown number of occupants of the Hyundai were also transported.

I like that: a “Ford Lincoln.” Jack Baruth might have been amused by it, but it was his Ford Lincoln Town Car that went off the road, so he has more immediate concerns.

I heard about it from TTAC writer Caroline Ellis on Twitter; TTAC posted a story yesterday, incorporating a statement from Baruth from his Facebook page:

This is Rumor Control. Involved in 40mph offset today on rural road. Wasn’t speeding, the other car wasn’t speeding, we just hit some ice. My son’s fine. My partner is in the proverbial dire straits. I had spleen surgery and I’ve broken the stuff I broke in 1988 — minus the neck.

We do, of course, wish him and his — and the occupants of the Hyundai — the fastest possible recovery.


  1. Jeffro »

    6 January 2014 · 9:46 pm

    Ouch. Sounds serious enough for sure – hope they’re all gonna be all right.

  2. CGHill »

    7 January 2014 · 1:16 pm

    Baruth has now posted an update.

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