Driver thrown in crash, car lands on top of him


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – One person is in critical condition after a high-speed crash caused a vehicle to flip over, throwing the driver and then causing the vehicle to land on top of him.

Emergency crews had to cut the vehicle to remove the driver from underneath it. Emergency workers transported him to Saint Elizabeth Health Center with critical injuries.

The accident happened about 1 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Orrin Avenue on Youngstown’s East Side.

Four people were in the car at the time of the accident, all juveniles, according to a Youngstown Police Traffic Unit worker. The three passengers were not injured.

According to police, a Pontiac G-6 was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed when it hit a fire hydrant, a brick wall, drove through some bushes and flipped multiple times before landing upright. All four tires were ripped off the car.

The driver of the vehicle was pinned beneath the car after he was ejected during the crash. Emergency crews had to cut the vehicle to remove him from underneath it. Emergency workers transported him to Saint Elizabeth Health Center with critical injuries.

Police said the Pontiac was stolen out of Austintown earlier in the evening.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

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