The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

January 17, 2013

SUV goes off road, snaps utility wire

GENEVA TOWNSHIP —  Geneva rescue personnel received four calls of potentially serious incidents within a matter of minutes Thursday evening.

The most serious of the calls was a crash involving at least two vehicles on Route 20 West, just east of Countyline Road.

According to a witness, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Howard Ney, 6844 N. Ridge W.,  said he heard a screech of tires and then, looking out the front window of his home, saw a sports utility vehicle leave the road, hit and snap off a utility pole and then flip over in his front yard. The vehicle continued to roll east, coming to rest on its top in the front yard of his neighbor’s house.

Ney said the male driver of the vehicle was coherent but injured. The driver was transported to UHHS Hospital in Geneva by Northwest Ambulance District personnel. A district employee said a second adult also was transported from the scene.

The impact broke off a section of the utility pole at the base, leaving two sections supported only by the wires. A FirstEnergy line crew quickly responded to the scene.

The fire department also received, within that same time frame, calls regarding a highway oil spill, possible vehicle in a lake and mutual aid for Madison. The latter call was canceled and the other two calls did not turn out to be as serious as originally reported, a spokesman said.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the Route 20 West crash.

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