Thursday, August 27, 2009


Elyria – An early morning crash Thursday sent one man to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he crashed into a Fuller Road home.

A man driving at a high rate of speed east on Fuller lost control of his car after rounding a curve in the road. The man drove his 1999 Chevy Malibu left of center, through a yard, through a closed garage door where he struck two-parked car, then through the east wall of the garage – taking a minivan from inside the garage with him.

Witnesses said they saw the man “flying” down the road just before the crash.

Police were on scene within seconds of the crash and called for Paramedics and Firefighters to the scene.

Firefighters had to extricate the man from the car while others checked the stability of the garage.

Once the man was freed from the car he was transported to the parking lot of the old Value City parking lot where they were met by a Metro LifeFlight helicopter. He was then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

Homeowner Velma Provenza said that it sounded like an explosion when the car hit the house. Provenza was sleeping on the opposite side of the home at the time of the crash. Her son was sleeping in the room next to hers and she said their two dogs were sleeping in the living room next to the garage area.

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The driver of the car, 38-year-old David Orzech, is listed in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center according to a hospital spokesperson.

Moments before the crash Orzech passed a Police car that was traveling in the opposite direction. Due to the high speed of Orzech’s car the Officer turned around to stop him but by the time they got turned around he had already gone off the road and into the garage.


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