DRIVER RUNS STOP SIGN
CAUSES CRASH – 4 INJUREDElyria Township – A driver blowing a stop sign was the cause of a two car crash in Elyria Township Wednesday afternoon – sending 4 people to the hospital.
Tammy Lee lives at the corner of Rosewood & Ethel and said that although the speed limit is 25MPH she estimates that 90% of the vehicles traveling through her neighborhood exceed the limit. “People will fly through here because it is a straight shot even though there are kids all through this neighborhood.”
Lee was in her yard Wednesday afternoon when she heard a car’s engine coming closer. “I looked over and saw the white car coming west on Rosewood towards Ethel at a high rate of speed – the driver never slowed down at the stop sign and as she crossed the intersection a truck crashed into her.”
The truck was traveling south on Ethel at the time of the crash and did not have a stop sign.
Lee said the crash ended up in her front yard near where her young son usually puts his lemonade stand. “I ran towards the cars after the crash and two girls in the white car were climbing out through the windows – the car was smoking really bad.”
Elyria Township Firefighters treated and transported the two girls from the car, while Sheffield Township Firefighters treated and transported two young children that were riding in the truck.
Lee said that her and other neighbors have been trying to get the township to do something about the traffic through their neighborhood – they say that although this was very unfortunate what happened today maybe this will make the issue a higher priority for the township.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
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