ONE INJURED IN CRASH - REACHING FOR FRIES
Eaton Township – One Elyria man was injured Saturday afternoon in a 3 car rear-end collision on Route 57 just south of 82.
Trooper Cliffton Dowell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a red Riviera was stopped in the northbound lane of 57 and a Dodge Durango was slowing down for the stopped vehicle when he was rear-ended by Michael B. Warren, 21 of Elyria. Warren told Troopers that he was slowing down but was also reaching for French fries and was distracted when he slammed into the back of the Durango. The collision pushed the Durango into the back of the Riviera.
The damage to the Durango and Riviera were both minor but Warren’s car suffered heavy front d damaged.
Eaton Township Firefighters treated Warren at the scene before transporting him to Elyria Memorial Hospital. Firefighters did a quick turn around and responded to Grafton Township’s crash at 303 & 57 to assist them with their multiple victims.
Troopers will charge Warren with Assured Clear Distance.