Parkersburg woman remains hospitalized nine days after fire truck wreck

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - Nine days after a crash in Meigs County, a Parkersburg woman is still in serious condition at a Huntington hospital. But her husband says there's more to her story.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Terri Whitecotton was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of State Route 7 and 124, when a fire truck hit her car from behind.

She was flown to St. Mary's hospital in Huntington after the crash on January 2nd. Her husband says she is recovering from seventeen broken ribs, and a brain bleed among other injuries.

The Patrol says Don Alexander was driving the fire truck owned by a company that sells fire trucks. A preliminary investigation indicated distracted driving inside the truck. According to the company website, a Don Alexander is the company's safety director.

Whitecotton's husband says she's expected to make a full recovery, but wants justice for what happened.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says charges are pending.



 
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