Monday, November 09, 2009


Lorain – Two people that were struck by a drunk driver early Saturday morning had to be taken by ambulance to Elyria Memorial Hospital while Police searched for the driver that hit them.

Police say 22-year-old Charles Montgomery of Lorain was traveling north on Grove Ave when he struck a van driven by Mary Shaffer. Shaffer’s minivan went off the right side of the road after being struck while Montgomery’s car rolled several times before coming to rest in the median in the area of Joe Firment Chevrolet.

When Police and Firefighters arrived they found Montgomery’s car resting on its top but nobody inside. There was also a large debris field in the northbound lane from Fairless stretching about 300 yards.

LifeCare Paramedics were directed to Shaffer’s van when they arrived and found both Mary and her husband, William, in good condition. William, who is paralyzed from the waist down, slide down to the floor of the van during the crash. Paramedics treated both on scene and transported them to Elyria Memorial Hospital Emergency room where they were treated and released.

Police found Montgomery hiding in the parking lot of Firment Chevrolet. Montgomery claimed injuries from the crash so he was taken by ambulance to Community Health Partners in Lorain and was also treated and released.

Montgomery was then taken to the Lorain County Jail where he was charged with OVI, Failure to Control, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Marked Lanes and Obstructing Official Business.


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