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[December 21, 2012]

Medina County crash involving school bus captured on video

Dec 21, 2012 (The Akron Beacon Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- MONTVILLE TWP. -- Two people were injured Friday morning in a violent crash captured on video involving a school bus, a semi-tractor trailer and a sedan.


Thomas States, 69, of Brunswick, and James Sell, 63, of Wadsworth, are being treated for undisclosed injuries.

The driver and staff inside a bus owned by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities were not harmed. No children were on the bus.

Montville Police Sgt. Chris LaFond said Sell was driving west on Poe Road inside a late model Buick sedan at about 7 a.m. when he drove through a stop sign at state Route 57.

LaFond said the sedan was then struck in the side by States' semi-trailer, which was heading north on Rt. 57 and carrying a load of sand. The collision then caused Sell's vehicle to collide with the school bus that was southbound on the state route.

The tractor trailer flipped on its side and skidded onto the lawn of the Montville Police Department building, LaFond said.

Sell was being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. States was taken to Akron General Medical Center. Hospital officials would not disclose the extent of their injuries.

LaFond said traffic citations had not yet been issued.

The crash was captured on a nearby security camera attached to the police station. Traffic in the area was diverted for about seven hours while workers tried to move the tractor trailer and debris.

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