A male and lady experienced non-lifetime threatening accidents immediately after a semi-truck pulling a trailer struck the rear of a car or truck on the Ohio Turnpike in Streetsboro early Wednesday afternoon and then went off the aspect of the highway and into a household backyard, the Ohio Point out Highway Patrol reported.
The highway patrol stated the truck, a 2019 Freightliner, was eastbound in the appropriate lane when it drifted into the south berm and struck the rear of a 2020 Hyundai that was stopped there at about 12:17 p.m. The truck then went by way of a guardrail, down an embankment and overturned. Streetsboro police reported this was at the rear of a house at 1279 Apache Move.
EMS took the truck’s driver, Heribon Menzies, 60, of Ottawa, Ontario, and the car’s driver, Mourya Gadde, 25, of Cleveland, to UH Portage Health care Heart, the freeway patrol stated. The Streetsboro Hearth Department reported that once freed from the truck, the driver was capable to get to an ambulance on his individual power. No accidents have been reported to four passengers in the auto, the freeway patrol mentioned. Both of those motorists and the travellers had been donning seat belts.
The crash is less than investigation, but Menzies has been charged with distracted driving and driving in marked lanes, the highway patrol stated.
The freeway patrol stated that in addition to the law enforcement and fire departments, the Ohio Turnpike Upkeep Office responded. The hearth department reported the Portage County Hazardous Components Staff and the Ohio Environmental Security Agency also responded, but the truck’s cargo was not dangerous.
Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at [email protected]
This short article at first appeared on Record-Courier: Semi hits auto, goes off Ohio Turnpike in Streetsboro Wednesday