Friday, November 19, 2010


Amherst – South Amherst Firefighters had to cut a semi sleeper cab apart early Friday morning in order to free a man trapped inside after the semi rolled over and off the Ohio Turnpike.

The semi was traveling east on the Ohio Turnpike before the driver went off the right side of the road and rolled down a hill. The driver of the semi was able to free himself from the wreckage but his passenger, who was in the sleeper area, was trapped. Firefighters worked for about 30 minutes before freeing the man. LifeCare Paramedics were able to climb into the cab and begin treating the 62 year old victim during the extrication.

Once the man was freed he was hoisted up the hill to the ambulance and then transported to Amherst Hospital. The victim was later flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The driver was also taken to Amherst Hospital with minor injuries.


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