Veteran transport van flips in Clark Co. crash

A Clark County Veteran's Office transport van overturned after being hit from behind on Dayton Avenue, witnesses said. 

The crash was reported on the 3000 block Monday afternoon between Springfield and Enon. Witness Michael Brooks said he saw the crash happen. 

"It was very bad," Brooks said. "The gentlemen that was driving the van actually kicked his door open and was trying to get out and help everyone else, and he couldn't move himself. So I helped him out and got him on the ground, and then we did what we could do for everyone else, but from the pain they were in we just left them inside the van until the medics got here." 

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Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post, said authorities were still on scene Monday afternoon, and those involved in the accident were not yet identified. He said everyone involved suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Brooks said because the car was turning, the impact of the crash caused it to flip. 

"A lady rear-ended a van right in front of me and lifted the van up off the ground, flipped it sideways and turned it into a ditch," he said. 

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Veteran Richard Marsh said he called for the van to pick him up so that it could take him to the Dayton VA emergency room for a doctors appointment. 

"I talked to the driver he said he was OK," Marsh said. "He had some neck pain. 

"They are all alive and hopefully they will be OK," he said.

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