Samuel E. Bear, 18, Patriot, was transported to Holzer Medical Center by Gallia County Emergency Medical Services and later flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus on Friday.
At approximately 11:56 a.m. on Friday, Bear’s vehicle, a 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit pulled into the path of, and was struck by, a 2005 Ford Ranger being driven by Mary J. Lane, 64, Bidwell, in the 400 block of Third Avenue near Ohio Valley Bank.
Reportedly, Bear’s vehicle was entering the southbound travel lane from a parked position on the street side when Lane’s vehicle, also traveling southbound, collided with driver’s side of Bear’s vehicle.
According to the police report, Bear’s vehicle was pushed approximately 103 feet before both vehicles came to a stop near the Ohio Valley Bank entrance.
The Volkswagen sustained severe damage, while the Ranger sustained disabling damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
As of press time, Bear was listed as a patient in the emergency department of Grant Medical Center. No other information was available about his condition. Lane was reportedly not injured in the incident.
Officers with the Gallipolis Police Department responded to the scene, as well as volunteers with the Gallipolis Fire Department. The preliminary police report listed no citations.