Thursday morning an accident in Hancock County sent one Findlay man to the hospital.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Nicholas Stahl, 28, was traveling northbound on County Road 220 in Allen Township. Mr. Stahl was plowing snow when the blade of the plow caught a road refelctor, causing it to break off of the pavement and become airborn, striking the vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and penetrating the windshield. The driver of the second vehicle, Philip Beatty, 53, was able to stop and wait for medical treatment. He was taken from the scene of the accident by LifeFlight to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo where is condition remains unknown.
Since all of the information on this accident has not yet been released, it cannot be said for certian who is liable in this incident. In cases like these there is sometimes a liability dispute as to whether or not the driver of the plow is held responsible. It seems as though he did practice some negligence in his plowing and because of that, another party is injured.
If you have been injured in a similar situation, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as you are able. An attorney with knowlege and expertise in these types of situations will be able to work with you, even if the plow company and the driver is denying liability.
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