Car strikes, kills pedestrian

Portions of West Bogart Road closed
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 23, 2013

UPDATED 9 p.m.: Troopers said the victim is Edward Bikulcius, 85, of the 800 block of W. Bogart Road in Perkins Township. It's unknown if he died at the scene or later at the hospital.

Pick up Wednesday's Register for the full story.

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A car struck and killed a pedestrian on West Bogart Road Tuesday evening, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

The victim's identity has yet to be released and Highway Patrol troopers are still at the scene.

A Chevy Impala was headed east on West Bogart Road when at about 7:30 p.m., near Normandy Court, it struck a pedestrian. The crash scene is just west of Columbus Avenue.

The 800 to 900 blocks of W. Bogart Road are closed until further notice, troopers said.

 

Comments

From the Grave

So did a SIGN get hit, or was it a HUMAN BEING...

Good 2 B Me

The Comment Judicial System has decided that the sign was guilty.

KURTje

While sad it is true. Attended many viewings of old folks who had farm accidents. My friend (18) was killed by an old man with tonnage of lime who went left of center.

doratheexplorer

Sometimes accidents just happen!!!

SASSYMOMMY8403

Ed was a nice guy and may he rest in peace with out all your negative comments about him walking on the road. you dont know why he was out there so dont say anything about it. Ardis my thoughts and prays are with you im gonna miss him!

rjoh

the whole story from the Norwalk paper(also available on this website)
Norwalk Reflector StaffOct 22, 2013 The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian being hit by a car.

The crash occurred at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday on Bogart Road west of Columbus Avenue in Perkins Township.

Steven L. Dickman, 61, of 13309 Patten Tract Road, Monroeville, was driving a 2012 Chevy Impala east on Bogart when Edward A. Bikulcius, 85, of 809 W. Bogart Road, Sandusky, was walking across the road from a north to south direction, troopers said. Bikulcius was in the eastbound lane of traffic when he was struck by Dickman’s vehicle.

Bikulcius was transported from the scene by Perkins Fire Department/EMS to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Dickman was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and received no injuries. The right front passenger in Mr. Dickman’s vehicle was his wife, Louise A. Dickman. She also was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and received no injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and alcohol and/or drugs does not believe to be a factor, troopers said.

Assisting agencies included Perkins Police Department and Perkins Fire & EMS.

powerhouser

Well said Sassy... Ed was a nice guy and always waved when outside. Will miss him also

Centauri

For pedestrian safety after sunset:

Buy a reflective vest and flashlight. Many drivers ignore the Ohio law that headlights must be used after sunset and before sunrise. Ohio also has a law that headlights must also be turned on when the wipers are in use. Many in Ohio ignore the headlight laws. Headlights allow the pedestrian to see that a vehicle is approaching. As light dims, some vehicles blend in with the color of the road.

Be advised of Ohio law changes to pedestrians at cross-walks.

http://www.change.org/petitions/...
"The pedestrian laws were changed effective June, 2012 with Ohio House Bill 349 to incorporate changes related to an update of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. In particular, Ohio Revised Code 4511.14 was updated to remove the requirement that pedestrians facing a WALK signal "shall be given the right-of-way by operators of all vehicles", replaced with the requirement that "the pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the time that the walking person signal indication is first shown.""

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/0...
"Ohio Puts the Squeeze on People’s Right to Walk"

"The new rules require pedestrians to yield to cars turning right or left on red at the beginning of the green signal. Columbus-area cycling advocate Patricia Kovacs, in a petition she is circulating, said the state of Ohio allows for walk signals as short as four seconds. Surrendering right of way at the beginning of the walk cycle might mean missing out on a chance for pedestrians to cross the street safely and legally."

Cowboy

Those damn signs are killing people all over!

Citizen24601

About a week ago, I was coming home heading east bound passing this same spot where an elderly man with a cane just started crossing the road without even looking. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid him as he just continued on his way across the road with no acknowledgement that he just stepped out in front of a car going around 47mph. It was during the evening time, not quite dark out yet, but if it was, who knows what the outcome would have been in my situation. To say that this is that same gentleman, I have no clue, but either way, prayers out to the family, and people need to keep an eye out for people crossing, biking, or walking/running on the roads. As well as the people walking/running, crossing, or biking should also pay extra attention to the cars.

thinktwice

I knew Mr. Bikulcius from doing work for him. He was a very nice man and friendly. Unfortunate to have recollected knowing him after reading of his death especially this way in a newspapaper. RIP.

Lin Williams

I am going to comment just because my son and myself (16 yr. old son was driving) come across this accident immediately after it occurred. Does it really matter who's at fault at this point? A life was lost and that is the BIG picture here, a wife is now without a husband, kids without a father, and probably grandkids without their grandfather! This is something they will mourn until their last day on earth, same rings true for the driver (whom was a shaken mess and showed much remorse) he now at 61 yrs. old has to face the fact he killed another human being and this will be a life long sentencing. People need to have respect for others on this da$% site and quit pointing fingers. Unless you were a witness the extent of your comments should be giving condolences for all families involved! I guarantee the man driving was NOT texting, nor talking on his phone, bottom line he did not see the older gentleman until it was too late! I hope and pray none of you ever have to experience anything lie this! P.S. I'm the person being accused of talking smack on our Perkins Youth on a previous story, so bottom line to this lesson, IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT KEEP THE LIPS CLOSED, EARS OPEN, and wait on the final report! Use your real name if your going to post, don't hide behind false pretenses! If your proud of your opinions you should have no qualm making a user name your REAL NAME! Now I've been praying for all involved in anyway, and to both families that have to say "goodbye" to a wonderful person they love
Have a nice day!

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