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UPDATE: OSHP cites teen in pedestrian-vehicle accident in Boardman

Published: Tue, June 11, 2013 @ 11:58 a.m.

BOARDMAN — Ohio State Highway Patrol today released the names of the people involved in an accident this morning in Boardman that sent one man to the hospital.

Branon Williams, 17, of Boardman, struck Thomas Gent, 66, of Boardman with a 2010 Kia Soul while making a left onto Indianola Road. Gent was crossing Indianola traveling north, according to a patrol media release.

After further investigation, OSHP cited Williams for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

The patrol received a call around 8:36 a.m. from Boardman police.

“The vehicle had struck the pedestrian in the process of making his turn,” said Trooper Timothy Dobbins.

Gent, however, was in the crosswalk when he was crossing the road, Dobbins said.

The victim didn’t have any identification on him at the time of the accident and was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Dobbins said.

Gent’s injuries are not life threatening, he added.

Williams tried avoiding the pedestrian and struck a bush outside the Family Video on Market Street.


1busyman(239 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Ya dude, don't ya know you have to pick your eyes up from texting to see where you are going. This is more serious epidemic than driving drunk.

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2jfgiancola(177 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Texting and driving is a serious problem for sure, but I see people walking and crossing streets that are oblivious to traffic. I'm not saying this person was but both drivers and pedestrians need to be more aware of their surroundings.

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