The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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October 25, 2013

Madison woman seriously injured in Saybrook crash

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — A Madison woman was seriously injured late Thursday morning after her vehicle collided with a semi at the intersection of Route 20 and Gerald Road.

Rachel Brickman, 20, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier east on Route 20 when she lost control and slid left of center, colliding with a 2000 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer. The semi was driven by 38-year-old Jason Caldwell of Warren. He was westbound on Route 20 at the time of the crash, according to Lt. Jared Sutton, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Saybrook Post.

The roadway was wet with falling sleet when the crash occurred, around 11 a.m., according to OHP.

Saybrook Fire Department personnel responded to the crash as well and were advised there were two victims trapped in the vehicle, said Capt. David Whitaker.

When they arrived on scene, Brickman’s legs were trapped under the dashboard of the car and she was partially between the driver’s seat and passenger seat, he said.

“She kept saying her child was in the car,” Whitaker said. “We found a child seat, but couldn’t locate a child.”

Whitaker said the crew worked to free Brickman and she was transported to Ashtabula County Medical Center by Community Care Ambulance Network.

Fire department personnel then went to work trying to locate a child among the wreckage. Whitaker said basically the back of the car was pushed all the way to the front.

“Just as we were finishing up going through and checking the vehicle, the babysitter showed up and said she had the child,” he said.

Whitaker said Brickman suffered an apparent head injury, but could not elaborate on the extent of her injuries.

“She was communicating with us to some extent, answering ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions,” he said.

A medical helicopter was called, but due to inclimate weather was unable to fly. Brickman was transported from ACMC to Hamot Trauma Center in Erie, Pa. Caldwell was not injured in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation by OHP.

OHP also responded to an injury crash early Thursday morning in Harpersfield Township involving a school bus with 20 children on board.

The accident occurred at about 6:21 a.m. on Matson Road just west of Route 534. A broken tree was laying in the roadway and the bus struck it. One child sustained minor injuries and was transported as a precaution, according to OHP reports.

Saybrook Fire Department also responded to a few more crashes Thursday as well including a three-car crash just north of the railroad tracks on Route 45 and another on North Bend Road near the Geneva Township line.

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