Woman involved in Springfield Twp. crash in critical condition

A two-vehicle accident in the 2700 block of Springfield-Jamestown Road in Springfield Twp. sent four people to the hospital, one by CareFlight in serious condition on Friday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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A two-vehicle accident in the 2700 block of Springfield-Jamestown Road in Springfield Twp. sent four people to the hospital, one by CareFlight in serious condition on Friday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle crash that injured multiple people Friday afternoon outside Springfield.

The crash between a Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac Escalade happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Springfield Jamestown Road (state Route 72) near East Possum Road in Springfield Twp. last week.

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has not released the names of people involved in the crash as of Tuesday afternoon, but confirmed eight people were injured in the crash.

The driver and two minor passengers in the Cadillac Escalade had minor injuries, while the driver and three juvenile passengers in the Chevrolet Malibu had serious to minor injuries.

The front passenger in the Malibu is in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon, OSHP reported.

Witnesses said a teen boy driving a car made a left turn in front of a northbound SUV while trying to turn into a driveway in the 2800 block of Springfield Jamestown Road.

A woman riding in the front of the car reportedly was taken by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital, and at least three others in the car were taken by medics to Springfield Regional Medical Center.

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A 911 caller who said she witnessed the crash told dispatchers that the woman in the car was unconscious following the crash and that the male driver of the car – who looked like a teenager – was trying to get her out of the vehicle, and she appeared to be entrapped.

“The driver is definitely in shock, he’s very concerned,” the caller said.

Macy King said she was in the backyard when she heard the crash and ran out front.

She said a teen driver got out of the car after the crash and was concerned about the front seat passenger he said was his mother.

A man driving the SUV and two children in the backseat were not injured.

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Another 911 caller said that the SUV hit a light pole. Glass was shattered and airbags deployed, the caller told dispatchers.

“I just stepped out of the front door and heard this screeching and I turned around saw a car making a left turn in front of the SUV,” resident Chuck Toll said. “The SUV hit him and the car spun completely around and the SUV skidded into the pole.”

The roadway was closed until after 6 p.m. Friday as emergency workers helped injured people, cleared debris and secured downed power lines, according to dispatch records.

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