Mentor Firefighters Take Family To Hospital After Car Is Driven Into Their Home (Updated)

The crash occurred at about 3 a.m. Sunday on Comanche Trail; driver who is thought to have caused crash is in jail

The Mentor Fire Department took four people to the hospital after a car crashed into their house at 7044 Comanche Trail at about 3 a.m. Sunday.

A 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis had been driving fast on Iroquois Trail and the driver went straight at the T-intersection of Iroquois and Comanche, Mentor Police Sgt. Mike Majernik said.

The car drove completely into a house -- trapping a 3-year-old boy beneath the car and pinning an 18-month-old infant in her play pen against the wall, Mentor Fire Battalion Chief Joseph Busher said.

The car also injured the adult man and woman in the home.

The driver of the car fled from the home. However, police believe they have arrested him, as well as his passenger. No additional information is available regarding the driver at this moment.

Mentor firefighters extricated the 18-month-old baby girl first. The child was taken to Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights and then transferred to Rainbow Babies & Children in Cleveland.

The 3-year-old boy was extricated next and transported to Lost Nation. From there, he was flown by medical helicopter to Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital. He was in the intensive care unit as of Sunday morning.

The adult man was taken to Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. From there, he was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He is in stable condition.

Finally, Mentor-on-the-Lake firefighters took the mother, who had relatively minor injuries, to Lake West. She was treated and released.

Willoughby firefighters also assisted on the call.

No additional information is available at the moment.

dawn December 10, 2012 at 02:06 AM


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