Olentangy Valley News

Sunbury administrator seriously hurt in crash

Dave Martin could be laid up for weeks, say village leaders


Sunbury Village Administrator Dave Martin faces a long recovery after a motorcycle accident Nov. 18 that left him with severe injuries.

Mayor Tommy Hatfield asked those in attendance at the Nov. 20 meeting of Sunbury Village Council to keep Martin in their prayers.

The 62-year-old village administrator reportedly suffered broken ribs, a head injury and possible kidney damage after colliding with a deer at around 5:05 p.m. Nov. 18 while riding southwest on state Route 95 in Knox County.

Martin, who was riding solo, was thrown from his motorcycle, according to the State Highway Patrol post in Mount Vernon. He was flown via helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where he remained this week.

Hatfield said some of Martin's injuries are extensive and will require weeks of treatment. He said was unsure when Martin could return to work but added he could be out for two months or more. Other village workers will pick up the slack with Martin away, Hatfield said.