Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Lorain – Firefighters in Lorain had to get down in the mud early Tuesday morning after a man crashed his car on West 21st Street.

Police say the man told them that he had been drinking at a local bar before driving his Chevy Cavalier Convertible down West 21st Street. The man drove the car off the right side of the road flipping it end over end before coming to rest in a ditch.

Captain Jeff Fenn of the Lorain Fire Department said that from the time they received the call until the man was freed was 30 minutes. “We had to first determine the best and safest way to extricate him from the car. We initially thought we would work on removing him from the passenger side (north side) of the car but after inspecting how the vehicle was resting on the ground in the ditch we felt it was safest to take him out through the drivers side (closest to the road).”

Firefighters were able to stabilize the vehicle before using the Jaws of Life to cut the door off. Once it was removed a Firefighter was able to crawl inside of the car to assist getting the man out.

Once the man was removed from the car Paramedics from LifeCare Ambulance treated him on the scene. As the man was being loaded into the ambulance a Metro LifeFlight helicopter was landing in a field across the street.

Captain Fenn said he is unsure as to the condition of the man but did say that he was conscious and talking to them throughout the extrication process.

The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Police on scene say that although the investigation is ongoing, the man will likely be charged with OVI.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may have been prevented if Lorain Police had a checkpoint in operation for the known areas of alcoholic abusers and drivers.

Oops, sorry, my bad. I believe Lorain Police are concerned more with non-licensed driver checkpoints.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya.....it's always the fault of the police that people drink and drivie and get into accidents. Maybe you should call Anne Molnar to file a compliant with the Department of Justice.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMC News---as usual great pictures. And it is nice to see the picture with the EMS crews wearing their protective visibility vests. Likewise, great picture showing the difference between 3 of them wearing the high visibilty reflective colors and the one person not wearing anything. Keep up the great work!!!!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what we need. More comments blaming the police for the actions of the citizens. Officers cannot be in all places at all times, nor enforce all violations at once. Try supporting your police instead of bad mouthing them. If we showed more support for law enforcement we all would be better off...except for the people who violate the law that is.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous karl said...

So now if I'm stupid enough to get drunk and go driving, it's the police department's fault for not stopping me? Are you kidding me? If I'm idiotic enough to do that, I deserve all the wonderful prizes that come with it (wrecked car, criminal charges, higher insurance rates, etc.). How about some good old common sense instead? I'll have a few and then stay at home so I don't put myself or anyone else at risk. Works for me.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said Karl.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no beef with cops, but I take care of my own problems.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just inquiring...Other than saying thanks on here to the police, what other ways can we support you?

Attend steak fry dinners? Dances?
Picnics? FOP donation? What all do you have? How do we show our support?

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karl, thank the drunk drivers for your higher insurance rates.

1:36 PM  

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