Girl flown to Toledo hospital, details unclear

A medical helicopter flew a teenage girl from Ridge Road to a Toledo hospital after she reportedly was hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon. Rich Shields, operations manager of North Central EMS, said the girl was taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center because she was considered a pediatric trauma patient. No information was available on her specific age or her hometown.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

A medical helicopter flew a teenage girl from Ridge Road to a Toledo hospital after she reportedly was hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Rich Shields, operations manager of North Central EMS, said the girl was taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center because she was considered a pediatric trauma patient. No information was available on her specific age or her hometown.

"I didn't hear the nature of her injuries. I just heard she was unconscious," Shields said.

Sheriff's dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 2:56 p.m. from a passing motorist who requested firefighters respond to a 1688 Ridge Road house fire in Bronson Township. "The caller advised there was a girl hit by a vehicle in front of the house," a dispatcher wrote.

The motorist said a red car was involved, but didn't provide which direction the driver was heading. The dispatcher said the woman's call was disconnected before she could give more information.

"It was a very strange call," Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said.

Firefighters treated the girl, estimated to be about 15 or 16, near a bicycle by the side of Ridge Road and assisted North Central EMS while other firefighters responded to the house fire false alarm, the fire chief said.

"I don't believe she was injured," Coletta said.

A dispatcher with the state Highway Patrol said the investigating trooper didn't write an accident report because it was not accurate that the girl was hit by a vehicle. He had no further information and the trooper wasn't available for comment.