Tractor-trailer crashes, blocks traffic
AMHERST – The driver of a semi was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Saturday after he suffered an unknown medical condition and crashed, according to Amherst police Sgt. Brian Brancatelli.
The driver’s name was not released Saturday evening, but Brancatelli said no other vehicles were involved in the crash.
According to Brancatelli, the driver was traveling eastbound on state Route 2 in Amherst in a tractor-trailer. The driver reportedly lost control and traveled over the median into the westbound lanes of traffic.
The semi then re-entered the eastbound lanes of travel before driving up the embankment off North Lake Street near Oak Point Road, coming to a rest after crashing through a guardrail.
The Amherst Police Department was dispatched to the scene at 11 a.m. Saturday. LifeCare was also on the scene.
Brancatelli said traffic was backed up as the semi blocked two lanes. No one else was injured in the crash.
Amherst faces $250K bill for sewer upkeep
AMHERST — Maintenance to sanitary and storm sewers will cost the city of Amherst more than $250,000, according to Mayor David Taylor.
An ordinance to bid and award a contract for the removal and replacement of the sewers on Crocker Street was brought to Amherst City Council on Monday. Bramhall Engineering and Surveying Co. Inc. will complete the work.
Taylor said the sanitary and storm maintenance will cost $250,760. He said the project is “routine maintenance,” citing that money was already budgeted for the project.
Aaron Appell, project manager of Bramhall Engineering, said city officials realized repairs were needed to the sanitary and storm sewers after video inspecting the area and noticing deficiencies. Appell said the deficiencies were likely due to the age of the existing system.
Repairs will begin in August and are expected to be finished by October, Appell said. During that time, residents of Crocker Street may experience some problems as the sanitary and storm sewers are repaired beneath the roadway.
Appell said the city and contractors will work with residents in the area. He added that the repairs should not affect other residents of Amherst.
Police: Intoxicated woman stabbed
ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria woman was stabbed early Saturday morning, but officers said the woman was uncooperative and the suspect was not located.
At 1:44 a.m., police were dispatched to the 600 block of Lake Avenue for a woman who had been stabbed. According to a police report, Rebecca Mahon, 23, was sitting on a sidewalk smoking a cigarette, but Mahon was covered in blood on her legs and right hand.
Police said Mahon was also intoxicated and refused to answer how she had been injured and by whom. According to the report, Mahon had cuts on her hand as if she tried to grab a knife and sustained injuries.
Police said it appeared Mahon had been cut inside a vehicle and then dropped off as she was not wearing any shoes, and blood was located only in the location she was sitting. Officers at the scene were unable to find the knife.
Mahon was treated by LifeCare, according to police, and there were no witnesses to the event.
Man found unconscious after assault
LORAIN — One man was unconscious Saturday morning following an assault near Central Park, according to police.
Charles Wilson was reportedly assaulted at 11:45 p.m. Police met with Wilson’s wife, Ashley, who was caring for Charles at a home on West Ninth Street.
Ashley Wilson told police her husband called her to say he had been assaulted by four men near the park. She said he was bleeding from the head and had other minor injuries, so she drove him home to clean the wounds. During that time, her husband reportedly lost consciousness and she called police and an ambulance.
LifeCare arrived and transported the man to Mercy Regional Medical Center. Police said Charles was unable to give a statement during that time.