A serious accident occurred on Interstate 90 at about 10:45 a.m. on July 29 near Sheffield Township. Reports say a westbound driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix struck another vehicle that was also traveling in the same direction. At that point, the 25-year-old driver of the Grand Prix lost control and crossed the grassy center divider between the opposing traffic lanes. He then collided head-on with a Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 21-year-old man.
Emergency crews and firefighters from Elyria Township and Avon assisted local area police and the Ohio Highway Patrol at the scene of this car accident. It took about an hour for responders to extricate the men from the Grand Prix and the Cruze. A woman who was driving the first car hit by the Grand Prix was unharmed, but both male drivers in this wreck suffered injuries and were transported by helicopter to a medical center.
The eastbound section of I-90 was shut down in total for about two hours, and police are still investigating the initial collision. Sources indicate that the driver of the Grand Prix was in critical condition while the driver of the Cruze was said to be in good condition.
When a car accident like this occurs, it may take police some time to complete their investigative reports. The evidence gathered by the authorities could be used in a personal injury claim in order to build a case. Those injured may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, hospital expenses, lost income and car repair costs.
Source: Chronicleonline, "UPDATED: Man critical after head-on I-90 crash", Anna Merriman, July 29, 2014