Debris from Central Parkway crash hurts woman walking nearby

Police blame drowsy driving
Debris from Central Parkway crash hurts woman walking nearby
Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 08:44:03-04

CINCINNATI -- A driver crashed into a pole Wednesday morning, and flying debris hurt a woman walking nearby.

The driver, operating a small SUV, hit a pole near Linn Street and Central Parkway. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center; his condition wasn't immediately available.

The woman also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Cincinnati police said the driver was drowsy; a similar crash closed Colerain Avenue in Mount Airy for several hours Tuesday morning.

An American Automobile Association report released earlier this year found drowsy driving crashes were eight times more common than federal estimates indicated.


AAA surveyed more than 700 drivers by placing dashboard cameras inside their cars and found up to 10 percent of serious crashes involved at least one drowsy driver.

There's only one effective solution for drowsiness on the road, AAA spokeswoman Jenifer Moore said: "Pull over immediately, pull into a parking lot and get some sleep."