Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Four morning crashes, within four hours of each other, sent a total of eleven people to the hospital.

7:32AM – A collision between a Lorain County Transit Bus and a pick up truck sent a total of six people to Community Health Partners West Campus Emergency Room. Herb de la Porte, Vice President of LifeCare Ambulance, said that all six people were treated and transported with minor injuries consisting of bumps, bruises and other complaints.

The crash occurred in the intersection of East 42nd and Palm Ave when a pick up truck struck the LCT bus. Lorain Firefighters had to use tools to help free the passengers from the bus.

The Lorain Police Department is investigating the crash.

8:22AM – A crash involving a motorcycle in Carlisle Township send the driver of the bike first to Elyria Memorial Hospital Emergency Room – then to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland by helicopter a short time later. The crash occurred on Diagonal Road at Mallard Creek, just north of Whitehead Road. Firefighters say the driver of the bike ran into the read of a Ford Ranger and then went off the road. He was treated for injuries to his leg and possible fractured ribs at the scene before going to the hospital.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

11:00AM – A T-Bone collision on Gateway Blvd and Third Street occurred when 68 year old Barb Koerner of Elyria drove through a red light and plowed her Buick into the side of a full sized pick up truck – causing the truck to roll over several times.

Koerner was traveling south on Leo Bullocks Parkway when she collided with the truck driven by 52 year old Douglas Borrer who was traveling southbound on Gateway Boulevard.

Koerner has been charged for running the traffic light.

Although Koerner’s car sustained heavy front-end damage and Borrer’s truck rolled three times – both drivers, along with a passenger in Koerner’s car, suffered only minor injuries. All three were treated at the scene and transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

The Elyria Police Department is investigating the crash.

11:39AM – Another T-bone collision occurred on Cleveland Street at Olive near Master Pizza. A woman driving in a funeral procession eastbound on Cleveland Street apparently fell behind approximately 90 feet or more from the procession as they drove through the intersection against the red traffic light. A man driving a minivan traveling south on Olive Street attempted to cross Cleveland Street (with a green light) when he was struck by the woman.

Witnesses sitting at the intersection at the time of the crash said that the gap between the woman’s car and the rest of the procession was plenty enough where the man would not have known a funeral procession was traveling along Cleveland Street.

The woman, although allowed to drive through red traffic lights while in the procession, did not use due regard for safety and will be charged with the offense. She was treated by LifeCare Paramedics and transported with a possible ankle fracture.

The Elyria Police are investigating the crash.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe an EFD guy can help...I notice you often are wearing SCBA's at MVA's.....SOG/SOP mandated??? Not seen other departments do that. Just curious.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Eric L. said...

Wow. What a morning.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, All depts. do it for their safety. Cars have a habit of catching fire after accidents and this is a precaution.

Pete "The meat" Avon

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous.......why bring into question their SOP's? I agree with Pete.Wearing an SCBA on an MVC is for precautionary measures. What harm is done or why does it even matter to you? Sounds like your just trying to stir the pot.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By answering someone like this you help stir the pot. You allow him to get a rise out of you. Just ignore him.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fools...WAS NOT questioning EFD's reasoning...just hadn't seen it with ANY other department's. As my last two words said..."just curious". You folks need to relax and possibly get another hobby other than "Professional Blogger". Just a thought.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous James said...

they wear the scba so if the driver is smoking dope in there car the fireman can still pass a drug test ;)

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can answer your wearing of the SCBA's at an accident scene. When you roll out of the station your accident maybe a little more than what is known at the initial call. ie: a FIRE with entrapment? Is it an SOG/SOP requirement YES. And if it wasn't, I always DO. And just as I have done for the last 29 year on the job. And yes that is me in the picture on Olive St. at Cleveland St.

Ffr. J. Castle
E.F.D. Engine Co. 3
Lorain Blvd. @ Bell

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I dont think he meant anything by it. I believe that he was "Just Curious"

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FF Castle...THANK YOU...again not looking to start a department war..my department does not require SCBA at MVA's...unless the imminent possibility of fire...I was honestly JUST CURIOUS..thanks for responding sensibly, unlike most others.

7:55 AM  

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