Wednesday, November 11, 2009


South Amherst – A man was flown to Metro early Wednesday morning after he rolled his pick up truck on Route 58 in South Amherst.

Trooper AJ Torres of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 41-year-old Tim Roach of Oberlin was traveling at a high rate of speed south on 58 when he failed to negotiate a curve. β€œHe lost control after the curve and went off the right side of the road where he first took out a road sign and then struck a utility pole and sheered it in half. The truck continued and struck a tree cutting it in half as well before coming to rest on its roof in the middle of the roadway.”

Torres said that Roach was able to crawl out of the wreckage on his own before Firefighters and Paramedics arrived on scene.

South Amherst Firefighters found Roach lying in a yard when they arrived. Paramedics from Central Lorain County Ambulance District and LifeCare Ambulance treated Roach on the scene for a head injury and then transported him to Allen Community Hospital. Roach was then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for further treatment and evaluation.

Torres said that he was not able to speak to Roach before he was taken to the hospital but believes that alcohol played was a factor in the crash. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.


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