DRIVER FLEEING TROOPER CRASHES INTO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BUILDING
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Elyria – Two people were taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning after they crashed into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County on Middle Ave.
Trooper Al Marcum of the Ohio State Patrol said that Officers in Elyria had been searching for this particular car all night. “The car had reportedly been stolen and there was also reports of the female, who was driving the car, having had assaulted the male passenger.”
Marcum said he spotted the Dodge Stratus on Broad Street near Middle Ave and activated his overhead lights to get the driver to pull over. Marcum said the driver immediately took off south on Middle Ave. The driver lost control of the car as she approached the intersection of Oberlin Road. Tracks in the grass shows that the car came in sideways crossing the lawn and then struck parts of a playground causing the car to go airborne and crash into the brick building.
Marcum and Officers from Elyria Police climbed over the car to gain access into the building to check on the welfare of the driver and passenger. They found both injured but speaking to them. When Firefighters and Paramedics arrived they made their way through a man door on the side of the building to the two victims.
Both the driver and passenger were then taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital Emergency Room with serious injuries but not life threatening injuries.
An official from the City of Elyria Building Department was called to the scene to check the stability of the structure. A short time later he posted signs that deemed the building as “unfit for human occupancy.”
The State Patrol is handling the crash with the assistance of the Elyria Police Department.