Saturday, May 03, 2008


Elyria – Two men driving through Elywood Park in Elyria Saturday afternoon apparently missed the “FORD CLOSED” sign at the entrance to the park. Then, for some reason, they went around the closed and locked gate leading down to the Ford crossing.

What happened next was inevitable. The two men attempted to cross the high and fast moving Black River. They didn’t get far.

Witnesses quickly called the Police and Fire Departments after watching in disbelief as the car was swept off the Ford and along the bank.

When Firefighters arrived on scene they found the car almost completely under water and the two men standing along the bank. Park Rangers escorted the two men back up the hill to safer ground where the driver was given and failed a field sobriety test. The Ranger then took the driver into custody for reckless operation and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

LifeCare Paramedics took the passenger to Elyria Memorial Hospital to be evaluated.

Employees from Mug’s Elyria Towing arrived on scene to evaluate the scene and decided that they will return on Monday to retrieve the vehicle.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we say...DUH !!!

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what're you waiting till monday for?

5:23 PM  
Anonymous james said...

what a loser.. even when im drunk and stuff spinning i dont even think about driving over that... dont use that as an excuse he was just a stupid idiot

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, lets hope your not driving at all when your drunk. Yikes!

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, poor judgement, YES. Second of all, the gate on the elywood side was still open, why was that? Maybe the park ranger was on his way to close it, but it was too late for these guys. Everyone is quick to judge but there was people who know that the ely side gate was still open and by the way James, don't try this at home!!

12:40 AM  
Blogger TMC NEWS said...

This is just a note to make clear that the driver of the car drove around the CLOSED & LOCKED GATE.

Today, Sunday, you could still see the tire tracks between the left fate post and trees where he went off road to get down to the Ford crossing.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you Elyria People. You make all of the Hillbilly folk in my city look Genius!! Thank you again Elyria!!!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous James said...

By far i dont drink and drive but even if i was to i wouldent go around a locked gate to cross some water.. knowing darn well yours going to be shifted of the forge and into the raging waters.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this idiot is related to the same idiot that drove around the fire engine blocking an emergency scene. Haas

4:48 PM  

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