Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crash victim remains 'critical'

Crash victim remains 'critical'

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RICE " A Defiance man remained hospitalized this morning with critical injuries sustained when a trailer detached from a pickup truck and hit his vehicle on Ohio 634 northeast of here on Friday.

Brad Taddsen, age unavailable, of Defiance was listed in "critical" condition this morning at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a Chevy 1500 pickup truck driven by Michael Jorkos, 19, address unavailable, was pulling a trailer with a vehicle on it when the trailer came loose and struck a northbound Ford F-350 truck driven by Taddsen, according to reports from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
Taddsen was taken by air ambulance to St. Rita's.

His two passengers, Terry Ricker and Justin Holland of the Defiance area, were taken to Defiance Regional Medical Center.

Information on their conditions was not available.

Assisting at the scene were Ayersville EMS, Continental EMS, Oakwood EMS, Kalida EMS, Continental Fire Department and Kalida Heavy Rescue.
The incident remains under investigation and no citations had been issued.

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