Man escapes serious injury in rollover


By Jonathan Delozier - jdelozier@civitasmedia.com



<p style="text-align: right;">Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Edward Meeks of Westchester walked away from the scene after flipping his car over into a farm field on US 20.

Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Edward Meeks of Westchester walked away from the scene after flipping his car over into a farm field on US 20.


A Westchester man walked away with minor injuries after rolling his car over onto its roof Thursday on US 20.

Edward Meeks was heading east around 3 p.m. through Camden Township when he veered off the south side of the road and hit a ditch, demolishing the front end of his 2012 Toyota Prius and flipping the car over, according to Sgt. Tim Hoffman of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The vehicle ended up in a field belonging to Robert Matus at 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd.

Meeks was treated at the scene for some cuts and bruises before being taken by ambulance to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin.

Hoffman said no other cars were involved in the accident and the driver was not intoxicated.

Hayden Matus, who lives in the vicinity of the crash, arrived at the scene before responders. He assisted in getting Meeks out of the car, who he says was conscious but confused when they got to him.

“I was right across the street. We were working over there and a heard a repeating thud sound,” he said. “I came out and saw a bunch of dust and car parts in the field. We ripped over here as fast as we could and there were three other cars that had pulled over. I really didn’t know what to do. I grabbed a rock and handed it to another person who had pulled over. He smashed the window with the rock and unlocked the door so the driver could get out.”

Jonathan Delozier can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @DelozierNews on Twitter.

Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Edward Meeks of Westchester walked away from the scene after flipping his car over into a farm field on US 20.

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Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise Edward Meeks of Westchester walked away from the scene after flipping his car over into a farm field on US 20.

By Jonathan Delozier

jdelozier@civitasmedia.com

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