Airborne Ohio vehicle injures three, including child

Years ago, Newsweek magazine described Springfield, Ohio, as “the American dream.” The city a little more than a 3-hour drive southwest of Cleveland was recently the site of a violent motor vehicle accident that was more like a nightmare for those involved.

A child and two other people were injured in the crash that began when a vehicle struck and knocked out a traffic signal control box and went airborne. The airborne vehicle then skidded across a second vehicle's roof, knocking its driver unconscious and injuring a child passenger.

Law enforcement officials said the accident occurred at around 9 p.m., but did not provide details about the extent of the injuries to the child or others. After they were rescued, both people injured in the second vehicle were flown to nearby hospitals for treatment for injuries.

Police said that the driver of the second vehicle hit the accelerator, which sent the vehicle across a church parking lot, through a fence and into a light pole. The vehicle then caught fire.

The driver of the airborne vehicle was also injured and hospitalized nearby.

It is not known if that first driver will face criminal charges, though law enforcement officials are investigating the cause of the incident.

We don’t yet know why the first vehicle hit the traffic signal control box at a speed sufficient to send it flying through the air, but we do know that in similar cases impairment, excess speed and distraction are often significant contributing factors.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a reckless driver, speak with an attorney experienced in personal injury litigation to pursue justice and maximum compensation for all damages.


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