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Ohio Deputy Injured in Semi-Trailer Railroad Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

An Eaton, Ohio deputy was injured Friday when he was struck by a semi-truck while directing traffic.

Details about the Deputy’s Accident

According to WHIO News, Deputy Brad Moore of Preble County was directing traffic during an automobile accident when he was struck by a semi-truck.

Deputy Brad Moore was hit while he was directing the driver of the semi-trailer across the railroad tracks on Interstate 35. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the deputy was working at the scene of another vehicle accident and was directing traffic near a railroad crossing.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the semi-trailer hesitated while on the tracks when the crossing arms started to come down.

Deputy Moore waved frantically for the semi-truck driver to get over the tracks, but the trailer was hit by the oncoming freight train.The impact of the crash caused the trailer to shift and hit Deputy Moore, throwing the officer nearly 40 feet.

Deputy Moore was taken to Kettering Medical Center where he received stitches on his head and was treated for other non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Moore was released from the hospital after being kept overnight for precautionary purposes. Aside from the stitches on his head, Deputy Moore did not suffer any broken bones.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association:

  • In the year 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in the United States, down 2% from the previous year. This accounted for 14% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the United States.
  • In the same year, 85 pedestrians were killed in the state of Ohio.


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