Woman recovering after being sandwiched by police cruiser

PERKINS TWP. A woman was resting at home Monday after being struck by a police cruiser Wednesday in
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

PERKINS TWP.

A woman was resting at home Monday after being struck by a police cruiser Wednesday in Perkins Township.

Officer James Greenham responded to a call to stand by at the 2800 block of N. Bayview Lane while Tracy Thom, 43, was in the driveway gathering items from inside her car’s trunk, according to the incident report.

The officer pulled the cruiser up behind her car and after he got out, he saw the cruiser start to move forward. He opened the cruiser door and “applied the brake two to three times” with his foot, the report said.

“The cruiser would not come to a stop,” Greenham wrote in the report.

Thom was pinned between her vehicle and the cruiser and was in “visible pain,” the report said. A sheriff’s deputy came to the house to assist, and Perkins rescue squad took Thom to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

The incident is still under investigation, according to Lt. Al Matthews. Police are waiting to see if an insurance company will inspect the cruiser for damage. The vehicle has been taken out of commission, although it had no visible damage, Matthews said.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, disciplinary action may be taken against the officer.

“It has not been ruled out yet,” Matthews said.

Thom declined to comment.