DRIVER GOES OFF THE ROAD ON RT 58 – CRASHES INTO TREE
South Amherst – A single car crash sent one man to the hospital early Saturday morning after the driver went off the right side of the road.
Lieutenant Travis Hughes of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the driver of a black Ford Focus was traveling southbound on Route 58 when the crash occurred. “As he approached the curve the evidence shows he went right off the road. The car first clipped a utility pole causing the car to turn and continue sliding across the front lawn of a vacant house. The car then struck a tree stump causing it to spin again and then came to rest.
South Amherst Firefighters extricated the driver from the car as Paramedics from CLAD treated the man who was conscious but disoriented. He was later transported to Cleveland for further treatment.
A witness said he saw a yellow turn signal off the side of the road and turned around to go back and checkout what it was. He said he was glad he did cause the car was so far off the road and in a very dark area.
Lt. Hughes said that the cause of the crash remains under investigation.