GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio — A Grand Rapids driver was injured Wednesday evening when a tractor-trailer pulled out in front of him while he was westbound on U.S. 6 at the Wood-Henry county line, closing the highway for three hours, troopers with the Bowling Green post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said.
Donivan Mullins, 45, was driving a pickup when the southbound semi driven by Ricardo Medina, 36, of El Paso, tried to turn left onto the highway after stopping at a stop sign, troopers said.
The pickup struck the trailer’s wheels and landed off the side of the road. Mr. Mullins was trapped inside his pickup for an extended time and had to be cut from his vehicle, troopers said.
The east-west highway was closed for nearly three hours to clear the wreckage.
A medical helicopter was called, but the pilot aborted the landing when foul weather intensified. Troopers said Mr. Mullins was taken by ambulance to Toledo Hospital, where his condition was not available.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles and were wearing seat belts.
Mr. Medina was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way.