July 5, 2015

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Brunswick man hurt in Grafton crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A Brunswick man was critically injured in a car crash on state Route 303 just east of Chamberlain Road around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses said Nicholas Black was eastbound in a 2001 GMC Jimmy when he veered right and struck a mailbox, according to a news release from Sgt. Timothy Hoffman, assistant commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post. Black overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole.

Grafton Fire Chief Bob Richards said Black, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was unconscious when removed from the GMC. Firefighters had to remove the driver’s side door to get Black out.

Fire radio transmissions said Black suffered a head injury and was bleeding profusely.

Black, 22, was hospitalized late Wednesday in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.