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March 31, 2010

Deaf man trying to cross street hit by car

From: Middletown Journal - Mar 31, 2010

Staff Report

LEBANON — A deaf man remains in critical condition one day after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross North Broadway near the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Dianna Brown said her fiancee, Kenneth Martz, 31 was trying to cross the street around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, when he was struck by a woman driving a Buick Park Avenue.
Brown said Martz often attempts to cross the five-lane roadway to visit a store.

Martz was transported by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton from the accident, which closed North Broadway to southbound traffic.

Hospital staff said Martz remains in critical condition this morning, March 31. He is being treated on the fourth floor of the facility, which houses the hospital’s intensive care unit as well as its trauma center.

Police said the driver of the car that struck Martz was Doris Clatty of Lebanon. Police at the scene said Martz darted out in front of Clatty and that they didn’t expect to charge her in the accident. Police said they believe Martz did not see the car before he attempted to cross the street.

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