Woman Hit By Police Vehicle On Vine Street - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

Woman Hit By Police Vehicle On Vine Street

February 14, 2014 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Woman Hit By Police Vehicle On Vine Street

A recently released report has provided details about a traffic incident that involved a Cincinnati Police cruiser striking a pedestrian on November 9th at approximately 7:30 p.m. According to sources, Cincinnati Police officer Mr. Orlando Smith was in the process of responding to assist another officer that was involved in a tense situation involving two suspects that he had a gunpoint near Linn street. While the victim Ms. Natalie Colehas vague memories of being hit by the vehicle, she was recently quoted from her University of Cincinnati Medical Center hospital bed:

I don't remember seeing that car, I don't remember being hit, all I remember is waking up in the hospital...." she said.
Xrays have revealed that Ms. Cole suffered a significant list of injuries from the incident including:
  • a spine fracture
  • broken hip
  • broken knee
  • broken leg bones
  • a fractured collarbone
  • six fractured ribs
According to other tests, her liver was also severed in the incident along with requiring more than 140 stitches to her head. In a statement from Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell:
That is something that was a malfunction of the system; it has happened before.... In emergency vehicle operations, oftentimes with heavy braking, bumps in the road, heavy acceleration, the camera system is somehow disrupted.
Office Smith has since been placed on paid leave. Have you or someone you love become the victim in a car vs pedestrian accident? If so, contact the law offices of O'Connor, Acciani and Levy today. Our Cincinnati car accident attorneys proudly offer Cincinnati injury victims 100% FREE case reviews to help determine the merits of your claim and we only ever get paid when we in. Call our legal team today at (877) 288-3241.