An unidentified woman was struck by a trailer that had separated from a passing pickup truck as she walked to her mailbox just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in front of a home at 12180 Wolcott Road, officials said. She was taken by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital.
By Megan Gildow and James Cummings
Updated 10:59 AM Thursday, September 24, 2009
JACKSON TWP., Champaign County — A woman standing by the mailbox at her home on Wolcott Road was struck by a runaway trailer Wednesday afternoon and was critically injured, according to a news release from the Marysville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Paula S. Lowry, 46, remained at Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition Thursday morning, a hospital spokesperson said.
At 6:05 p.m., Lowry was in her yard on Wolcott Road near St. Paris when she was run over by a flat bed trailer. The news release said the trailer had been attached to an eastbound car driven by Kevin W. Fisher, 35, of Tipp City.
The release said investigators are trying to determine what caused the trailer to come loose from its hitch.
Fisher was not injured in the incident, but Lowry had to be transported to Miami Valley in a CareFlight emergency helicopter.