Saturday, July 26, 2008


South Amherst – A single vehicle crash late Friday night sent one man to an Akron Hospital by helicopter.

South Amherst Firefighters and Paramedics from Central Lorain County Ambulance District responded to Route 113 just east of Baumhart Road just after 2am after receiving reports of a truck striking a pole.

Trooper Lance Deshuk of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 28-year-old James C. Johnson of Sandusky was traveling westbound on Route 113 when he lost control and ran off the left side of the road. The truck traveled through a ditch before striking the utility pole, snapping it at the base.

When Firefighters first arrived on scene they found Johnson unresponsive. They had to use the JAWS to remove the driver side door to safely remove him. Johnson was removed from the truck and carried to the awaiting ambulance where Paramedics treated him until a flight crew from Toledo LifeFlight landed in a nearby driveway. Johnson was responsive and speaking to medical personnel before boarding the aircraft.

With Metro Emergency Room on diversion, Johnson was flown to Akron Hospital.

Troopers said that Johnson would be charged with Failure to Control. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE
(Photo Gallery has been fixed)


Blogger Rachel said...

What am I doing wrong? I clicked on the link to see the photo's and all it keeps doing is going straight to my personal blog. That's never happened before. Hmmm any ideas?

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Rachel 2 said...

When I click on it it does the same thing :(

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's doing the air transport? Cannot tell from black and white pics. Certainly not Metro.

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I believe in the article it says Toledo LifeFlight.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saint Vincients out of toledo or saint V's

11:42 AM  

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