A father and son traveling on Interstate 71 on Monday, August 3, 2015, were transported to a local hospital with injuries after an accident with a semi-truck under the Orchard Park Road overpass.
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The two were traveling southbound on Interstate 71 around 3:30 p.m. in a Manufacturing Transport truck. As they were approaching the Orchard Park Road overpass, the truck rear-ended a semi-truck that had just merged onto the highway from Ohio 13 and was beginning to accelerate to the posted 70-mile-per-hour speed limit.
The collision caused serious damage to the front-end of the Manufacturing Transport truck, trapping the father and son inside the vehicle. Both had to be cut from the vehicle. The father was transported to OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital by ambulance and the son was transported to the same hospital by medical helicopter.
Before being transported, the father was in an out of consciousness at the scene of the accident. He was said to be in fair condition Monday night, while the condition of the son was not yet available.
Debris from the accident also struck a third vehicle traveling near the two trucks. Fortunately, no one was injured in that vehicle.
The southbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for two hours while the vehicles were cleared away.
Although the wreck is still under investigation, the commander for the Highway Patrol Mansfield Post said that the fault for the accident most likely lies with the father who rear-ended the truck. Alcohol was not suspected as a contributing factor for the accident.
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