Video shows ODOT mower struck by SUV on Route 11
Video recorded in the cab of a passing tractor-trailer shows an SUV running into an Ohio Department of Transportation mower along State Route 11 in Columbiana County.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol complied with a request from 21 News for the video showing the SUV striking the mower being pulled by a tractor along southbound Route 11 about two miles before the Lisbon interchange just after 7:30 a.m. last Friday.
According to the patrol, the tractor had rotating lights activated and safety flags mounted at the time of the crash.
The driver of the SUV, 44-year-old Harriet Cortez of Campbell suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. Cortez received a citation for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.
Troopers say impairment was not suspected and no distractions were reported.
ODOT says the mower driver wasn’t injured.
According to ODOT, this marks the 80th time an ODOT crew has been struck in 2022.