Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Elyria – A Lorain man is in a world of hurt and a world of trouble today after an early morning crash on Washington Ave near the entrance to Elywood Park.

Elyria Police were alerted to the man driving a stolen Jeep after it was involved in a crash on West River Road North. The man drove the Jeep through a chain link fence before fleeing the area.

An alert Police Officer spotted the Jeep on East Ave and Second Street and fell in behind to verify if it was indeed the stolen Jeep. While riding behind the Jeep, with no lights or sirens, the driver went north on Washington from downtown and then took off at a high rate of speed.

When the driver got to the first curve he lost control and went off the road where he struck a large shrub and a utility pole before coming to rest on its side.

As Police surrounded the Jeep the man struggled to break free from the inside but the fact that his arm was pinned under the Jeep held him back. Even with being pinned the man continued to try and break free, even trying to restart the Jeep’s engine and trying to break out the front windshield.

An Elyria Police Officer crawled partially inside through the driver’s side window to hold the man down to prevent him from thrashing about and potentially hurting himself further.

Elyria Firefighters and Police Officers Pushed the Jeep backwards in order to free the man’s arm. He was then pulled from the inside of the Jeep to safety.

All of this went on under live wires that were hanging just above the Jeep.

LifeCare Paramedics treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Elyria Memorial Hospital.

More details later on TMC NEWS




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad that Cops/EMT's have to risk their lives under "Live Wires" for this guy that didn't care about anyone elses. Nice job. Glad everyone got to go home to their families.

3:28 PM  

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