HINCKLEY TWP. — An Allied Waste Services worker was hit by a car while on the job early Monday on Bellus Road.
James Lennerth, 31, of Elyria, was crossing in front of his garbage truck to collect a trash bin on the side of a road when a gold Dodge Caliber traveling east swerved around the truck and struck him about 6:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Bellus, according to Hinckley Township Sgt. Bruce Linville.
Lennerth was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was treated and released, a hospital spokesperson said late Monday.
Linville said Lennerth had some visible facial and head lacerations. An on-scene medic noted Lennerth was “talking but appeared confused and disoriented” prior to the arrival of the helicopter.
The driver of the car that struck Lennerth, a 23-year-old Brunswick woman, is not likely to be cited. She did not commit a driving violation, Linville said.
It is not against the law to pass a stationary garbage truck on a road that has no double-yellow line, the sergeant said.
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