The Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff's Office and Camden Township Fire Department responded to an crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and Baumhart Road on Tuesday evening, where a Chevrolet Cruze collided with a Ford pickup, knocking the pickup onto its side. Life Flight was called to the scene.
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CAMDEN TWP. — A man was flown from a crash on Baumhart Road and U.S. Route 20 on Tuesday evening.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to a call at the intersection after a Compton Asphalt truck sideswiped a Chevrolet Cruze, then T-boned a Ford pickup.
The pickup, driven by Daniel Thompkins, was stopped at a stop sign when the asphalt truck, driven by Johnie Compton, sideswiped the Cruze, driven by Rose Urig. Urig was traveling west on Route 20 when she attempted to turn right onto Baumhart Road. According to Sgt. Paul March, Compton was going to rear-end Urig, and swerved to miss her vehicle, but still hit her and ran into Thompkins’ truck.
“(The) asphalt truck sideswiped her and then hit the truck on the driver’s door and forced him up the little embankment and rolled him,” March said.
After being extracted by the Camden Township Fire Department, Thompkins was flown to Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center with a lacerated spleen, though his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Urig had injuries to her back and shoulder, and Compton had some pain in his knee, according to Trooper Tammy Soto.
The intersection was closed while crews cleared the scene, reopening later that evening.