July 24, 2014

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3 hurt in 2-car crash Tuesday in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE – Three women were transported to area hospitals after a two-car crash Tuesday in Avon Lake.

Avon Lake police Sgt. Fran Tibbitts said the crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. when the driver of a vehicle traveling west on Electric Boulevard failed to yield at a stop sign to a vehicle traveling north on Lear Road.

Tibbitts said that although no one appeared seriously injured, the driver of the northbound vehicle was transported by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, while her passenger was transported to St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake.

The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash also was transported to St. John West Shore Hospital, according to police.
Police would not release the names of the accident victims Tuesday.

Restaurant sued over salad surprise
ELYRIA – An Elyria man has filed a lawsuit against Ruby Tuesday`s, accusing the chain restaurant of negligence because of injuries he sustained after biting into a hard object while eating a salad in 2005.

According to the lawsuit, filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, Rick Montgomery took several bites of the salad he prepared at the Ruby Tuesday`s in Sheffield before he bit down on the object.

His attorney, Mark Petroff, said his client broke a tooth and cut the inside of his mouth on the item, which may or may not have been metal.

The injuries caused Montgomery to miss some work and required oral surgery to fix, Petroff said.

The restaurant`s staff now has custody of the item, which wasn`t identified, and has had some discussions about whether the company will pay Montgomery`s medical bills and other expenses.

But Petroff said because the time Montgomery had left to file the lawsuit was running out, he sued the restaurant and supplier Rema Foods Inc. in case a deal isn`t reached.

A spokesman for Ruby Tuesday`s was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

County corone at PERI meeting
County Coroner Paul Matus will speak at this month`s Public Employees Retirees Inc. meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd., Elyria.

Matus will talk about why a coroner is needed in Lorain County.