Early Sunday morning, a single-vehicle car accident occurred in Nimishillen Township, Ohio, sending both occupants to the hospital. A Ford Explorer was traveling east on Columbus Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and caused a rollover accident, trapping the passenger beneath the car. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Explorer veered off the left edge of Columbus Road NE and flipped over. The 22-year-old female passenger was ejected from the vehicle, then trapped under its front end. The Nimishillen Township Fire Department was able to free her from the car, but she suffered a serious injury to her right leg, and was transported to Aultman Hospital. The driver only suffered minor injuries.
The Canton post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
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