November 24, 2014

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Driver loses control, hits Lake Avenue house

A car damaged the back side of a house at 6219 Lake Ave., Elyria, on Monday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

A car damaged the back side of a house at 6219 Lake Ave., Elyria, on Monday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – No one was injured after a driver lost control of his car this afternoon and rammed it into a house on Lake Avenue.

The driver, who police have not yet identified, was driving southbound on Lake Avenue at 1 p.m. Monday when he struck a snow bank on the right side of the roadway. He overcorrected, drove off the left side of the road and hit the back of a house at 6219 Lake Ave., according to Lorain County Sheriff Deputy John Steenstra.

A woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter were playing inside the house about 10 feet from where the car struck, Steenstra said. Neither were injured.

The driver passed field sobriety tests. There were two occupants in his vehicle, a young boy and another man. No one in the car was injured.

Officers are still deciding if the driver will be charged.

See Tuesday’s Chronicle-Telegram for more on this story.


  • Bob Sweatt

    Dude. I hope reading or sending that text was worth you and those people almost losing their lives.

    • Joe Smith

      What evidence is there in the article he was texting?

      • Bob Sweatt

        Um I don’t know. But I usually hit a snow bank whenever I am paying attention to the road.

        But hey I heard you have to watch out for the snow banks. They jump right out in front of you all the time.

        Again clearly sarcasm.

        • Joe Smith

          I had a mailbox jump out in front of me a few weeks ago, the mailbox was texting and not paying attention.

          • starbright

            lmao…

          • Bob Sweatt

            Glad to see that you think that it is so funny that this drugged out morn could have killed four people, including himself. The four people that include his own 7 yo son and a 1 yo baby.

            Yeah that seems pretty funny doesn’t it.

            You are one sick person.