A Sardinia trash collector was killed while at his job. The Brown County police received a call just after 8 am this past Monday. They responded to the scene of an accident on Brown County Road. The accident scene involving the Sardinia trash collector was right near US-62 and about 3 miles north of State Route 32.
When they arrived at the scene, they found two vehicles next to the driveway of a man named Jerry Lewis. Lewis told the authorities that a man named Harold Bowman owned and worked for a local trash collection company called Bowman Waste. The road was on one of Bowman’s collection routes.
From what Lewis told the police, Bowman was next to his driveway picking up trash along the side of the road. His truck was parked next to the driveway with its lights flashing. These lights are meant to warn other drivers that the truck is stationary. Bowman was also wearing high-visibility construction gear as well.
While Bowman was working, a woman came from the Northbound lane. She swerved in order to avoid hitting Bowman’s truck. However, she lost control of the car and ended up running over Harold Bowman instead.
After Bowman was hit, Lewis started to perform CPR on him. By this time, the authorities and rescue personnel were on their way to the scene. Sadly, by the time they arrived, Bowman had passed away.
The woman who hit Bowman was a 72-year-old woman from Alabama. She suffered what were described as severe injuries in the accident. She was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The authorities have not released the name of the other driver. So far, no charges have been filed.
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