Two men hurt after being struck by car while pushing disabled vehicle

CLINTON TWP. OH., (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says two men were seriously injured after a crash in Clinton Township Friday night.

It happened on Westerville Road just north of Oakland Park Avenue around 11:30pm.

According to witnesses  20-year- old Austin Thiel and 24-year-old Michael French were pushing a disabled SUV southbound on Westerville Road.

61-year-old Elaine Oelker was also traveling southbound on Westerville Road and struck the rear of the SUV, seriously injuring the men pushing it.

Thiel was taken to Grant Medical Center. French was transported to Riverside Hospital.

Oelker was taken to Riverside Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV, 23-year-old Mikesha French, was wearing a seat belt and didn’t report any injuries.

The incident remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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