OFFICER STRUCK IN LORAIN
ON PATROL WHEN GIRL CRASHES INTO CRUISERLorain – A Lorain Police Officer was on routine patrol Sunday afternoon when a car struck his driver’s side door – pinning the veteran Officer in his car.
Steve Wallace of Cincinnati was painting panels at his brother’s home on Lexington Ave Sunday when he said a loud car stereo caught his attention. “The radio was so loud it drowned out the radio I had playing through the kitchen window. I looked out to the street and saw the car coming up 24th Street to Lexington.”
Wallace said that as the girl approached the stop sign at Lexington she was looking to the left. “Her attention was toward the left (north) and the Officer was coming from the right heading north. She rolled right through the stop sign and hit him on the driver’s side of car. Her car kept going towards the right and then his a parked car.”
Lorain Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to “pop” the door of the patrol car to extricate the Officer.
LifeCare Paramedics treated the Officer on the scene and transported him to Community Health Partners with minor injuries.