3 seriously injured in Route 11 crash


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Emergency workers tend to one of three seriously injured people involved in an accident along Route 11 one-and-a-half miles north of the 224 exit Wednesday night. According to the State Highway Patrol, four individuals were riding in a van when the driver lost control of the vehicle and three passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

The three ejected from the vehicle were not wearing seat belts.

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CANFIELD — Three adults, two women and a man, were seriously injured Wednesday night when their van flipped over twice in the southbound lane of state Route 11, about 11‚Ñ2 miles north of U.S. Route 224.

The injured, not immediately identified by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, were transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for treatment. A fourth person riding in the van was not seriously injured, according to Sgt. Bret Henderson, OSHP Lisbon Barracks supervisor.

Henderson said the driver of the van, a female, lost control, and the van went onto the right berm, came back into the left southbound lane of the four-lane highway, went sideways and rolled over twice, ejecting the driver and two passengers, another woman and a man.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, although one witness said the vehicle blew a tire. Henderson said the heavily damaged van also had a broken left front tie rod.

Henderson said the three ejected from the vehicle were not wearing seat belts. The driver and the injured male passenger ended up in the median strip, and the injured female passenger came to rest on the roadway, he said.

The Lisbon Ohio State Highway Patrol, which dispatches for the Canfield OSHP Barracks, said the crash was reported at 8:08 p.m. Troopers from the Canfield OSHP and members of the Canfield Fire Department were on the scene, as well as several ambulances.

Two of the injured were transported by ambulance and the driver was taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s.

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