Icy roads may have contributed to accident on Western Reserve Road


POLAND — Ice and snow covered roads may have been the cause of multiple accidents this morning along Western Reserve Road and other thoroughfares.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to two of the accidents this morning. One was just west of Market Street and the other was west of North Lima Road. The accident close to North Lima Road sent some of the occupants of the vehicles to the hospital, according to the highway patrol.

How many people were sent to the hospital was not readily available, however the patrol did say both accidents were minor crashes.

Poland Township police responded to two accidents this morning. One was on Western Reserve Road near Five Points and the other was on Struthers Road.

Brian Goodin, township police chief, said the occupant of the vehicle that crashed on Struthers Road was sent to the hospital after he lost control from hitting ice, was hit by a pickup truck and then the vehicle was pushed into a tree.

Goodin said the roads were "a sheet of ice." The Mahoning County Engineer's office was called to place salt on the roadways.

Lt. Nakia Hendrix of the highway patrol also said the roadway was covered with ice and snow, but not black ice.

Springfield Township police also answered a crash call on Western Reserve this morning, but there was no information right now about the accident.

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