Van rams toppled tree, woman seriously injured

Greenwich woman flown to Cleveland hospital, two others injured
Emil Whitis
Apr 18, 2013


A Greenwich woman was seriously injured after her van slammed into a wind-toppled tree Thursday on U.S. 250.

Carrol Hurley, 45, was flown by medical helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where Thursday evening she was listed in critical condition.

The passengers in her vehicle, Kenneth Hurley, 50, and Karen Pelham, 50, both of Greenwich, were not seriously injured. Both were taken by ambulance to Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Nowalk as a precaution, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Korey Robinson said.

Troopers were dispatched to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. They arrived to find Carrol’s Mercury mini-van lodged under a tree. She was unconscious but breathing, Robinson said.

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tell it how it is

I feel terrible for her...
But did she not see the tree?

Or did it fall as she was driving there? The two headlines read differently. This one sounds like she ran into it. The other sounds like it fell on her.

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I know; how awful! Looks like they don't have many details yet! I know it was blowing our big ford suv all over the place! The tv news had a clip of a plane trying to land in that wind. It looked wicked but the pilot got it down somehow! Very blustery day out there!




My guess is the tree fell right in front of her, and she couldn't stop in time? This is very sad.


We were driving home from Lorain about that time yesterday and the wind was really rough. I do hope this lady has a full recovery.