Thursday, September 24, 2009


South Amherst – A man had to be extricated from his truck Thursday afternoon after he crashed into a tree on Route 58 in front of Vaughn’s Auto Repair and Towing Service.

Dave Vaughn said he was just about to pull out of his driveway when he saw the red Chevy pickup truck that was heading south on Rt. 58, go left of center and just drive right into the ditch.

After going into the ditch the truck took down a section of fence and struck a tree before stopping.

Vaughn and one of his employees, who is also a South Amherst Firefighters, rushed to the man to see if he was ok. While checking on the driver an off duty Metro LifeFlight Pilot stopped and began assessing the man’s injuries.

South Amherst Firefighters responded to the scene and although they didn’t cut anything off of the truck they did do some carful maneuvering to get the man out of the truck and onto a backboard safely.

LifeCare Paramedics treated the man at the scene then transported him to Amherst Hospital Emergency Room. The victim was flown a short time later to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

The driver was alone in the truck at the time of the crash.

Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.



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