Monday, April 28, 2008


LaGrange – A crash on Route 301 near Biggs Road in LaGrange Monday afternoon sent two people to Cleveland from the scene.

Chief James Rader of Lagrange Township Fire and Rescue said that a Honda Elantra traveling south on Route 301 went left of center near Biggs Road and struck a northbound Semi. “The Elantra collided with the right front corner of the semi causing heavy damage to the car and sending it into the ditch on the east side of the road. The semi ended up in a ditch on the west side of the road.”

Although the Elantra received major damage, the 60 year old driver was able to be removed from the car with no extrication tools. “He was like cocooned in the driver’s seat, everything else around him was destroyed but we were able to simply remove him from the car without having to cut anything. He suffered a head injury, fracture ankle and leg.”

Helicopters from Metro LifeFlight and Med Flight landed at the scene to transport both drivers to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. According to Rader the 65 year old driver of the semi suffered a head injury in the crash.

Route 301 was closed down for over 2 hours and reopened after crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation dropped sand across the roadway to clean up the fuel spill. Ironically the semi was hauling 25 tons of sand at the time of the crash.

LaGrange Fire and Rescue received mutual aid assistance from Carlisle Township Fire Department and Central Lorain County Ambulance District.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE


Anonymous Platinum Easter Bunny said...

It was a hyundai...that makes it even more miraculous.

11:03 AM  

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