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

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.

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