December 21, 2014

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Elyria man injured after car flips, catches fire

Clint Baumiller, 33, of Elyria, was seriously injured when his car rolled over on East Avenue about noon Saturday. COURTESY BILL OSTOICH

Clint Baumiller, 33, of Elyria, was seriously injured when his car rolled over on East Avenue about noon Saturday. COURTESY BILL OSTOICH

ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man was driving over the speed limit when his car hit a curb, flipped over and caught fire on Saturday afternoon.

Clint Baumiller, 33, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he remained in serious to stable condition Saturday afternoon after he was thrown from his car in a one-vehicle crash.

According to police, Baumiller was southbound on East Avenue about noon Saturday when he hit a curb near the intersection of 16th Street. His car flipped, landed on its hood in the road and caught fire, according to police.

The crash threw Baumiller out of the car, police said.

Officers responded to find one passerby giving Baumiller medical attention while another was trying to put out the flames in the car.