Semi drags car 50 feet

Cary Ashby • Dec 10, 2012 at 8:37 AM

A collision between a tractor-trailer and small car dragged the car about 50 feet in the opposite direction and seriously injured the occupants early Friday.

The driver of the 2013 Freightliner semi, James D. Myers, 40, of Bellaire, was charged with making an improper turn. The other motorist, Tami Fuchs, 41, of Sandusky, was stopped for the red light in the northbound lane of Whittlesey Avenue before the collision.

Myers was turning south off West League Street and crossed over the straight and turn lanes for the northbound traffic on Whittlesey, Norwalk police said.

The trailer dragged the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Fuchs about 50 feet southbound. The car sustained severe damage to the left front.

Myers wasn't injured, but North Central EMS transported Fuchs and her two 20-year-old passengers, Chelsie N. Fuchs, and Tara L. Hamon, both of Sandusky, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries. No information was available about their condition.

The accident was reported at 3:47 a.m.

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