3 mentally disabled passengers injured in Akron van crash

Legal news for Ohio automobile accident attorneys. A van and a car collided in Akron, which injured four people.

Ohio automobile accident lawyers alerts- A crash involving a van that was transporting mentally disabled people, left four people injured.

Akron, OH—A Tuesday afternoon, November 24, 2009 wreck injured three mentally disabled passengers and a driver, when a Mazda ran a red light. The violent collision caused the van to overturned on Dart Avenue around 12:30 p.m. in Akron, as reported by Ohio.com.

The van was transporting 10 mentally disabled people, when they were traveling northbound on Dart Avenue. A 2007 Mazda, driven by a 62-year-old Akron resident, Susan Schwabe, ran the red light at Bartges Street and collided with the van, which caused it to overturn onto its roof. Three of the victims in the crash are reportedly residents of the Tarry House, which is a local facility that assists mentally disabled people. The fourth victim was the Terry House transport driver. The seven other people traveling in the van did not sustain any injuries. It is unknown if the four injured people were transported by emergency medical services (EMS) teams to an area hospital for treatment. They reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries. Schwabe was issued a citation for the red-light violation, and was not injured in the collision. Debris was seen scattered throughout the accident scene, where both vehicles were so badly damaged that they had to be towed from the scene. Police officials are currently investigating the wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Ohio automobile accident lawyers.