FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Two people were hospitalized early Monday morning after a crash involving a tow truck driver and another vehicle.
Fairview Park police said a driver of a silver 2017 Acura was driving westbound on Lorain Road near West 204th Street in Fairview Park when he crossed left of the center lane, drifted across another lane and hit the tow truck head-on.
The driver of the tow truck was behind his truck loading another car onto the bed of the truck. The impact pushed the truck back, trapping the tow truck driver’s leg between the lowered bed of his truck and the pavement.
Fairview Park Police called the tow truck to impound a car involved in an earlier traffic stop. Investigators say the driver of that car did not have a vaild license.
Dashcam video from an officer on scene shows the shocking moment a driver crashed into the tow truck while the operator was loading a vehicle onto the bed of the truck.
Dashcam video shows moment a driver slams into tow truck in Fairview Park.
“I can tell you from what I saw on the video, it did not appear like it was breaking when it struck the truck,” said Lt. Paul Shepard of the Fairview Park Police Department.
Officials said both drivers were transported and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.
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