Sunday, July 30, 2000

Tristate A.M. Report

From Enquirer news sources

One killed, four injured in accident
        INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — A man was killed and four people were injured Friday night in a three-car accident on Interstate 275.

        At 10 p.m., a car driven by Brandon Brumett, 20, of Morning View, Ky., was going west on I-275 near Lakeside Park when it crossed the median and struck an eastbound car driven by Dolores Hunley, 37, of Taylor Mill, Ky., police said.

        A passenger in Mr. Brumett's car, Daniel Emmitt, 21, of Cincinnati, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Brumett is in fair condition at University Hospital.

        Ms. Hunley was taken by helicopter to University Hospital, where she is in critical condition. Two passengers in her car, Loren Hunley, 11, and Garrett Hunley, 10, both of Walton, Ky., are in fair condition at Children's Hospital Medical Center.

        A third car driven by John Scott, 28, of Taylor Mill, struck the debris from the other two vehicles. A passenger in his vehicle, Lisa Baker, 23, of Taylor Mill, was treated and released from St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood, Ky. Mr. Scott and three other passengers in his car were not injured.

Judge says fetus has right to sue
        MEDINA, Ohio — A judge has decided a mother's unborn child has the right to sue for stress from a car crash.

        The ruling Friday by Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier extended children's rights to a viable fetus.

        The lawsuit, filed by Julie and Jeffery Leinweber of Elyria, claims the accident caused stress to their firstborn child, Sarah, for the last two months that she was in the womb.

        Sarah was born healthy and did not have any physical problems, said Robert Gray, the couple's attorney.

Laws could affect nursing home care
        DAYTON, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health has proposed nursing home requirements that call for a minimum of four hours of direct care per patient per day but do not set specific staffing ratios.

        The department is writing the new regulations as part of its regular five-year review. Before they become law, the changes must be approved by a joint legislative committee and the Public Health Council, a seven-member panel appointed by the governor.

Fifth person dies after car crash
        MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — A fifth person has died following a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer rig in Morrow County.

        Amy Amato, 14, died early Friday at Children's Hospital in Columbus, a hospital spokeswoman said.

        She was riding with her grandparents and sisters when their car and a truck collided Thursday.

        Also killed were the driver of the car, Carmel Amato, 76, and his wife, Mary Ellen, 76, both of Delaware, and their granddaughters Carly Amato, 5, and Erica Amato, 6.


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