Accident victim hit by van in critical condition

Accident victim hit by van in critical condition

Staff report


The father of Victoria Allen’s daughter says Allen is in a coma, in critical condition and has broken bones in St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a pedestrian accident at 5:42 p.m. Friday on U.S. Route 422 in which Allen was hit by a Time-Warner cable company van.

LeSean Harvey said Allen, 25, of 4420 Youngstown Road SE, was walking from his apartment across Route 422 to get food at Arby’s and was in the center lane of the road’s five lanes of traffic when she was hit.

Warren police said the Time Warner van, driven by Mark L. Green, 23, of Woodland Trail, Cortland, was traveling east on Route 422 and turned into the center lane in preparation to turn left at the North Road intersection when he struck Allen.

Time Warner’s offices are on Route 422 just west of the accident location, and Harvey said a witness told him the van had just left the Time Warner offices.

Police said the cause of the accident was Allen improperly crossing Route 422, but Harvey says a witness told him the accident shouldn’t have happened and the driver “straight ran her over.”

“Thank God our daughter wasn’t with her,” Harvey said of the 2-year-old girl. Allen had come over Friday and stayed at his apartment while he went out for a while.

When he returned, Allen left the girl with him while she walked across Route 422 to get food, he said.

Allen doesn’t drive because she doesn’t have a license, Harvey said.

Time Warner released a statement, saying that its “thoughts and prayers are with the individuals involved,” and that the company is working with investigating authorities.

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