SCIO – An accident on Harrison 9, which runs through Scio, shut down a portion of Main Street Monday morning after a Dodge Ram pickup truck plowed into a telephone pole, flipping over and coming to rest on its side in the middle of the road.
Main Street was shut down for approximately an hour as rescue teams cut Tyler Carman, 27, of Carrollton, out of his truck. Carman was transported to a nearby field where he was then life flighted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Ohio State Patrol (OSP) personnel who were on the scene.
The OSP trooper stated that Carman suffered severe injuries but couldn’t state for sure if they were life threatening. Both lanes of Harrison 9 in downtown Scio were closed off.
The accident happened right in front of a resident who said she heard a loud bang and looked to see the truck flip over on its side. She ran out to Carman and seeing the side of his face bloodied ran back into the house for a towel to comfort him and called 9-11.
According to the OSP, a witness who was behind Carman told the trooper that there was no swerving or any other vehicle involved in the accident. The witness told the trooper that the truck drove straight into the pole. The OSP officer stated that they are looking at a possible medical condition, as well as an interior or exterior cause to the crash.