Car/Semi Crash Sends One to Hospital

by Kim Tewalt on May 3, 2011 at 3:49 am

A two vehicle accident on Newark road Tuesday morning sent one person to the hospital.

It happened just after ten a.m.. Zanesville Highway Patrol Sergeant Chuck Merryman says 26 year old Zachary Taylor of Duncan Falls was headed eastbound on Newark road in a 1995 Ford Escort, when he struck a semi that was attempting to turn onto Newark road from Old Newark road. The collision caused the semi to continue of the road, knocking down a utility pole. Taylor was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan hosptial with non life-threatening injuries.

AEP, along with Time Warner Cable were called to the scene to make necessary repairs. Part of Newark road was down to one lane while crews worked to clear the scene.

The driver of the semi, 22 year old Abdi Mahad, from Chicago, Illinois, was not injured in the crash, and was cited with failure to yield.