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Minor injuries reported after car collides with semi

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    This car went left of center and hit the side of a semi truck in a crash Wednesday on West Ridge Road.



CARLISLE TWP. -- An Elyria man driving a black Ford Focus with a 4-month-old in the backseat went left of center on West Ridge Road, colliding with a semi truck, according to Ohio State troopers.

Greg Glendenning, 29, had some minor injuries and the baby, who was strapped into a rear-facing car seat, appeared to be uninjured, but both were taken by ambulance to the hospital about noon Wednesday, according to Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Hoffman.

Glendenning was wearing his seatbelt, too, Hoffman said.

The driver of the semi truck, which belonged to John S. Grimm Inc. of Medina, was not injured, Hoffman said. He did not have the name of the driver.

The black Ford came to rest on the front yard of Matt Delic’s home at 10022 West Ridge Road, where Delic said there are often accidents because of the curve in the road and people not paying attention.

Delic said the crash sounded like an “explosion.” He ran out and tried to help the driver then saw there was also a baby when he heard crying coming from the backseat.

“We always have problems on this corner,” Delic said.

He pointed to an electric pole by his yard that had been hit several times and said he’s neighbor’s mailbox had also been taken out in previous accidents.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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