TWO MEN EXTRICTAED
FROM OVER TURNED TRUCK
New Russia Township – A three car collision in New Russia Township Friday afternoon sent two people to the hospital – one to Cleveland by helicopter.
Troopers say that the three vehicles were all traveling north on Route 58, north of Russia Road when the crash occurred. The first vehicle, a red Chevy Pick Up, was driven by David Brown Jr. of Lorain. Brown, with his father, David Brown Sr., were slowing down to make a right hand turn into parking lot when a red Honda, driven by 18 year old Jacob Hambly, rear-ended the truck. A silver Mercury then rear-ended the Honda.
The collision sent the truck rolling onto its driver’s side and coming to rest in the Parking lot of Molnar Outdoor, while the Honda went off the left side of the road ending up in a ditch. The Mercury came to rest off the right side of the road in a yard with moderate front end damage.The Brown’s were trapped for about 30 minutes before Firefighters were able to safely extricate them.Paramedics from Central Lorain County Ambulance District treated the two men, who had been lying on top of one another during the extrication process. Both were transported to Allen Medical Center in Oberlin. The elder Brown was flown from Allen to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland a short time later. Both he and his son were treated and released from their repective hospitals. Hambly and the 17 year old driver of the Mercury refused treatment or transport at the scene. Both teen drivers were cited for Assured Cleared Distance Ahead.
Owners of Molnar Outdoor and other residents said that they have seen too many crashes on that stretch opf road and they believe the State should make it all a double yellow line prohibiting drivers from attempting to pass other cars.