Pedestrian hit by car at Lorain hospital


Photo courtesy: Lorain Police Department

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LORAIN, Ohio– One person was hit by a car at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Tuesday.

Police tell Fox 8 that 84-year-old Helen Battocletti of Amherst was driving her car into the roundabout near the patient entrance of Mercy Regional Medical Center’s office building when she lost control and drove onto the sidewalk. The car hit 71-year-old Fearl Fleming and threw him into a flower bed alongside the entrance. He was taken to Mercy Regional for treatment with “incapacitating injuries.”

The car continued driving, hitting a parked car, traveling back into the road and hitting another parked car. It finally came to rest across the street after hitting a stop sign.

Battocletti sustained what the police say are “non-incapacitating injuries,” but was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

The incident is under investigation by the Lorain Police. Once their investigation is complete it will be sent to the county prosecutor. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

Police do report that Battocletti will most likely have to take a driver’s license re-test at some point.

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