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Cleveland, OH – EMS Worker Hurt in Crash at I-71 N & Denison Ave

Cleveland, OH (May 1, 2024) – Authorities confirmed that a team member from the North Coast Emergency Services was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday morning, April 30.

Official reports indicate that at around 1:11 a.m., a trooper was pulled over to the far right lane on Interstate 71 North. The North Coast Emergency Services vehicle was parked behind the trooper’s vehicle. Approximately five minutes later, a 31-year-old woman driving a Chevrolet Trax at a high rate of speed crashed into the North Coast Emergency Services vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Caitlin Jones, was treated for injuries. Authorities confirmed that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for OVI. The driver of the North Coast Emergency Services vehicle, 63-year-old Rufus Killpatrick, was briefly trapped in his vehicle. He was injured in the crash and had to be transported to a local hospital for emergency care. At this time, the incident is under investigation.

We hope Rufus Killpatrick recovers quickly after this accident.

Ohio HighwayMerriman Legal, LLC is committed to delivering top-notch legal services to individuals who have been injured in car accidents. Our team is well-versed in the unique challenges that these cases present, and we are prepared to fight for your right to compensation. We place the highest priority on our clients’ health and financial recovery. Given the critical nature of timing in these incidents, securing legal counsel immediately following a car accident is imperative.

The Ohio Department of Transportation frequently deletes video evidence within a very short window, typically within 72 hours. For this reason, our team is already working to gather evidence for this accident. By seeking the help of our experienced Cleveland car accident attorneys at (216) 522-9000, you can rest assured that your case will receive the attention and thoroughness it demands. Let us stand by you and protect your rights through this challenging time.

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