1 Killed, 6 Injured as SUV Strikes Pickup in Crawford, Ohio

City: Jefferson Township, Ohio
County: Crawford, Ohio
Date of Accident: October 19, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2009 Ford Eclipse / 2004 GMC Sierra

An elderly man, Paul D. Houlk, of Bucyrus, Ohio, lost his life, while six others sustained injuries following a crash that occurred in Jefferson Township, Crawford, Ohio, on October 19, 2013 at approximately 3:46 pm. Reports from the OSHP are that a 2009 Ford Eclipse SUV was being driven by a 52 year old man, David B. Linden, north on State Route 598, when he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of County Route 330. The SUV struck a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup that was being driven by the elderly man, west on the same road. Both vehicles went off the roadway and struck an AEP pole and a stop sign. The SUV rested in the ditch line and the pickup rested in a planted corn field. Linden, who was injured along with occupants of his vehicle, Michaela Linden 45, Taylor N. Linden 19, Carolina Linden 15, and Catherine L. Linden 10, were transported by Lifestar to Galion Community Hospital. Houlk, as well as a 12 year old occupant of his vehicle, Madeleine E. Bowen were also transported by Lifestar to Galion Community Hospital.

There were 370 accidents, which involved traffic signpost in the category of first harmful event in unit of error and resulted in injuries. In Jefferson Township, Crawford, Ohio, in 2012, the population was 1,677; there were 0 fatal crashes of 89 and 25 injury crashes, which resulted in 37 injuries. Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165 that resulted in injuries, while those which were angle crashes were 21,458 which resulted in injuries in 2010. Those accidents, which occurred when the time was wet, amounted to 13,826 injury crashes. Accidents which involved pickup trucks in 2010 were 184 which caused fatalities.

If you’ve been injured in a Jefferson Township, Polk or Liberty, Ohio, area accident; please call the Crawford County, Ohio, wrongful death lawyers at Chester Law, at 800-218-4243.