September 1, 2014

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Six injured in Eaton Twp. collision

EATON TWP. — A two-car collision at state Routes 82 and 83 late Saturday resulted in a woman being trapped for about 20 minutes before firefighters were able to free her, firefighters and Highway Patrol troopers said.
The woman, whose name was unavailable late Saturday, was flown by helicopter and to a Cleveland hospital, Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul March said.
Eaton Township firefighters and Patrol troopers were called to the intersection in Eaton Township just after 9:30 p.m., arriving to find a Dodge minivan resting on its driver’s side at the intersection.
Witnesses said the minivan was headed north on state Route 83 when it was T-boned by a Ford Ranger pickup that ran a red light as it headed west on state Route 82, March said.
The pickup’s occupants — an adult male and three small children — were all taken by ambulance to EMH Regional Medical Center, though none of them appeared to have life-threatening injuries, March said.
The minivan’s driver was taken by ambulance to EMH Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries to his arms, March said.
Firefighters from Eaton Township, Grafton and Columbia Township worked 20 to 25 minutes to free the minivan’s female passenger.
Eaton Township Fire Chief Phil Slack said the woman’s arm was pinned inside the vehicle, and she was freed after firefighters cut the top off the vehicle.
The crash still is being investigated.
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