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Car, semitrailer wreck on Rye Beach Road

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 6, 2012 at 12:57 AM

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) A car and semi-trailer crashed Thursday afternoon on Rye Beach Road near Ohio 2.

According to emergency responders who arrived at the scene, the driver of a maroon Hyundai Tiburon lost his brakes coming up the westbound Ohio 2 off-ramp at Rye Beach Road at about 5 p.m.

At the same time, a semi-trailer ahead of the Hyundai on the off-ramp began to turn north onto Rye Beach Road.

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The driver of the Hyundai, unable to brake, swerved around one car in front of him, but he couldn't avoid the turning semi-trailer. The impact of the crash wedged the car under the trailer, temporarily trapping the driver before he was helped from the vehicle by emergency responders.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was then taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck, also unnamed, wasn't hurt in the crash.

As of early Thursday evening, Erie County Sheriff's deputies were still directing slowed traffic in the area of the wreck.

An error in an earlier version of this story has been corrected.

Pick up a copy of Friday's Register for more on this incident.

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