A horrendous screech — then a woman went flying through the air just after noon Friday, her car flipping end-over-end and landing in a Camden Township ditch.
Heading south on rain-slicked Baumhart Road near a set of curves between State Rt. 511 and the Oberlin-Kipton bike path, her Chevrolet Cobalt veered off the right side of the road for reasons unknown.
When its nose dipped low and stuck in the bottom of the ditch, the car flipped, bounced once, and came to a rest facing the opposite direction. In all, tracks and deep divots show the crash unfolding over an 80- to 100-foot stretch.
Joe Strohsack said he heard the crash from next door and ran outside.
At first it was hard to see because thick smoke filled the air from the Cobalt’s overheating engine, still running hard in the mud. Then he saw a passing milk truck stop, its driver jumping out to help the woman climb from her passenger side window, which opened to the sky.
She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Camden Township firefighters, and Central Lorain County Ambulance District EMTs responded. David Vaughn Jr. of D&A Towing hauled the wreckage away.
Strohsack said he’s seen several crashes along the Baumhart stretch. Last year, a car going the same direction flipped in his yard, tumbling more than 100 feet and barely missing a tree.
Jason Hawk can be reached at 440-988-2801 or @EditorHawk on Twitter.
Photos by Jason Hawk | Civitas Media Its windshield wipers still going, a Chevrolet Cobalt is wedged on its side in a ditch Friday on Baumhart Road in Camden Township. The driver escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.