LORAIN — A man was seriously injured after crashing his hot rod Wednesday afternoon on West Erie Avenue.
Lorain police said the man was ejected from the Ford T-Bucket hot rod during the crash about 3:30 p.m. after losing control while driving eastbound at a high rate of speed. He was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center and then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
Officer Zach Iannantuono said the car flipped at least two times in midair after clipping the guy wires or telephone pole in front of a house in the 2200 block of West Erie Avenue, before landing in another yard.
“When I got here, (the car) was upside down and broken into two pieces,” Iannantuono said.
Debris from the crash littered multiple front yards, causing damage to some shrubbery and grass. No houses were damaged.
“(The crash) was called into us as a car versus motorcycle, and that never ends well,” he said. “But when we got here we discovered it was the one hot rod, only one vehicle, one person involved in it.”
The cause of the crash is under investigation, including if drugs or alcohol were a factor. The driver’s name has not been released.