Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The traffic crash at Bailey Road and Hollywood Avenue sent the motorist and two others to the hospital early Wednesday morning
A 25-year-old Stow man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after running a stop sign, hitting a house and flipping his car. The motorist, Denae O. Fikes, was heading eastbound on Hollywood Avenue near Bailey Road about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. Fikes ran a stop sign and his car struck another car that was driving southbound on Bailey Road, according to the traffic crash report at the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. The man's car then struck a house in the 3200 block of Bailey Road. It overturned and then hit a light pole and finally came to rest on the tree lawn of the house that it had hit. Fikes and the driver of the second car, Brianna M. Deckert, 17, of Cuyahoga Falls, were both taken to Summa Akron City Hospital. Deckert's …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The two-vehicle crash happened on West Bath Road in Akron Wednesday morning.
Wayne G. Jones, 77, of Cuyahoga Falls was pronounced dead Wednesday morning following a two-car accident in Akron about an hour earlier. Jones' car was moving around a bend at the 300 block of West Bath Road in Akron when it went left of center and collided head on with another vehicle, according to The Akron Beacon Journal. The woman driving the other car was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The following information was culled from Cuyahoga Falls Police reports. It does not indicate a conviction.
Editor's note: This week, Cuyahoga Falls Patch will feature some of the most popular stories of 2012. Here's one of our most-read police blotters about a hapless drug user. Looks like this Cuyahoga Falls man zigged when he should have zagged. At 6:43 a.m. on Sept. 15, Cuyahoga Falls Police were called after a car crashed into a residence on Bailey Road. Upon arrival, officers found the driver in possession of a 12 oz. can of Ultra Duster: a cleaning product, which can also be inhaled to induce alcohol-like intoxication. According to police, the man admitted to "huffing" the product while driving southbound on Bailey, causing him to veer off the road. Officers reconstructed the accident and reported the man crossed the northbound lane, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The 19-year-old motorist was cited for reckless operation.
A 3rd Street resident was speeding Thursday evening when he lost control of his 1998 Toyota Avalon and slammed it into a garage at the corner of 3rd and Tifft Street. According to Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Dale Gramley, the 19-year-old driver crashed into the garage so hard that he knocked it off its foundation, damaging two parked cars inside it. The homeowner called Bowers Consruction Company immediately following the accident to "shore up one of the walls of the garage to keep it from collapsing," said Gramley. No injuries were reported. The driver was cited for reckless operation. This isn't the first time a car has crashed into a Cuyahoga Falls property this year. Read on:
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Robert Buger, 50, walked away with minor injuries after he swerved to miss a deer and drove off Akron's North Portage Path bridge.
For the second time in three months, a vehicle lost control and flipped into the Cuyahoga River. On Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., the Akron Police and Fire Departments were alerted after a jogger spotted an overturned car under Akron's North Portage Path bridge near the Portage Trail/Akron Peninsula Road intersection, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Emergency crews scrambled down to the car operating under the assumption that someone could be trapped in the wreckage. Cuyahoga Falls Police were also called to the scene to aid in the search, according to police radio dispatches. As crews pulled the car from the river, the driver, identified as Robert Buger, 50, walked up to the accident scene, reports WKYC Channel 3 News. According to Buger, the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Gordon F. Vars' death ruled accidental.
No charges will be filed in the death of a Kent State University emeritus professor who died shortly after being struck by a Cuyahoga Falls driver in January near his Kent home. The death of Gordon F. Vars has been ruled an accident by police and coroner officials. Vars, 88, died Jan. 31 after he was hit while walking across Fairchild Avenue in front of his house late at night. Kent Police Capt. Paul Canfield said the department's accident reconstruction expert included information from the final coroner's report in reviewing the case. "Our investigation reveals that the driver was at or near the speed limit, and it was just a bad set of circumstances that led to the collision," Canfield said. Vars was crossing Fairchild Avenue in a marked…
Saturday, May 26, 2012
It's unclear whether anyone was hurt or what led to the accident.
At around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a man driving a Hyundai Accent pulled into the driveway of his Broad Boulevard residence, drove though the back of his garage, smashed through a fence and plowed through the back of another garage located at 1230 13th St, according to Falls police. According to initial estimates, the 13th Street garage will be a total loss. It’s unclear whether anyone was hurt or what factors led to the accident. Check back with Cuyahoga Falls Patch Saturday evening for photos of the crash scene and further details on the accident. Editor’s note: After this story was published, police issued an official police report that detailed a different chain of events.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Take a look at what the homeowner and a witness had to say after a car crashed into a parked car and pushed it into a home May 3 on 19th Street.
Cuyahoga Falls Police arrived at the scene within a few minutes to tow the other car away and transported the driver to the hospital. Just a few days ago on April 28, a driver missed a turn from Richmond Road to Issaquah Street and crashed into a house injuring herself and the resident of the home. For more on the Sackett Avenue accident, click here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mary Nime, who resides at 2374 Issaquah Street, was struck by a car as it crashed through the front of her house around 11:35 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Updated 8:25 p.m. Many details regarding the Issaquah Street car crash remain unclear, but it’s reported it was resident Mary Nime who sustained injuries when a motorist smashed through the front of her house on Thursday morning. The extent of her Injuries is unknown at this time, but Cuyahoga Falls rescue crews considered her a trauma patient and took her to an area hospital immediately following the accident, said Dave Frankowski, a bystander who arrived on scene minutes after the accident. The Summit Metro Crash Response Team is still investigating, but it’s been confirmed that Nime was struck by the car when it careened into the house, he said. The driver, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital, treated for …
Friday, August 12, 2011
The fatal accident happened near a construction project.
A Cuyahoga Falls man was killed in a crash in Milton Township. WKBN- TV in Youngstown reports Shawn Dunn, 43, was driving his pick-up truck in the westbound lane of I-76 bridge over Lake Milton, when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. Dunn’s truck became lodged under the semi. The incident took place just after 10 a.m. Thursday near a construction project. Dunn was pronounced dead at the scene.