Perkins Township Fire Department
Man in wheelchair on U.S. 250 killed
Dec 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM
A man thrown from his wheelchair Sunday when he was struck in the crosswalk at Strub Road and U.S. 250 died from the injuries he sustained, the State Patrol reported.
Harry L. Kimberlin, 67, died at Mercy St. Vincent hospital in Toledo.
Kimberlin was eastbound in the motorized wheelchair when he was ejected from it after being struck by a westbound 2013 Audi. He was responsive when paramedics arrived to treat him, the Patrol said, but later succumbed to his injuries after being flown from Fireland Regional Medical Center, where he was taken immediately after the accident.
Donald Hibbard, 73, Sandusky, was southbound in the Audi on U.S. 250 north of Strub Road traveling on a green light. The accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m., the State Patrol reported.
Hibbard was not injured.
The Audi sustained moderate damage to the front of the vehicle. The wheelchair sustained heavy damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Perkins Towing. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident, the Patrol said, which remains under investigation.