Southington man seriously injured after crash in Farmington Township

James Roberts was taken to the hospital after a crash on Painesville Warren State Road

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FARMINGTON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A Southington man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Trumbull County.

Ohio State Highway Patrol said 40-year-old James Roberts was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Painesville Warren State Road. A 2001 Chevrolet van was also traveling west on the road but had stopped after missing a turn and began to back up. That’s when Roberts hit the back-end of the van, according to investigators.

The van was driven by 69-year-old Edward Thomas, of Warren. He wasn’t injured.

Roberts was taken to University Hospital in Cleveland by Medivac Life Flight. His injuries were listed as serious.

An investigation is pending.

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