Tuesday, November 21, 2006


A LifeCare Ambulance responding to a medical emergency at the Lorain County Community College this afternoon was struck outside of their station on West Ave and 2nd Street. The impact of the crash sent the red compact car up into an apartment building on the northwest corner of West & 2nd taking out a street sign and moving the concrete steps of the building off its foundation.
The driver of the red car, Benitha Fryson of Lorain, was driving west on 2nd Street while the Ambulance was northbound, with lights and sirens, on West Ave. The report states that the Ambulance stopped at the light to check around construction vehicles that were in the intersection, and then proceeded. Fryson, even though LifeCare had their lights and siren going, went through the intersection striking the ambulance. Elyria Police cited Fryson for failing to yield an emergency vehicle.

Residents of the apartment building did not see the crash but certainly felt it. One resident said she heard the crash then felt the building shake. “We had to climb down the fire escape ladder because the front door was blocked”.

Elyria Police Department is investigating the non-injury crash.
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