MEDINA — A possible medical condition may be the cause of a three-vehicle crash in front of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
“This white SUV was traveling westbound here on (state Route) 18, went left of center, struck the commercial tractor-trailer in the left front,” Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Mark Neff said at the scene of the crash in the 600 block of East Washington Street (Route 18).
A Medina Life Support Team ambulance traveling east was unable to stop in time, and struck the rear of the tractor-trailer, Neff said.
Neff said he believes the paramedic in the LST ambulance wasn’t hurt, but the ambulance driver was taken to Medina Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Neff said the ambulance was transporting a patient and father, and he was not aware of any injuries they might have sustained.
The driver of the white Chevrolet Equinox was transported to Medina Hospital with unknown injuries, Neff said.
“Based on some of the witness statements, it sounds like a possible medical condition was a factor in this crash,” Neff said of the Equinox driver.
The Seville man driving the tractor-trailer from Hamrick School also was uninjured, Neff said.
“No injuries in the truck. There was, I believe, four occupants in the truck,” the lieutenant said.
An investigation is ongoing.
Hamrick School, 1156 Medina Road, Sharon Township, offers commercial driver’s license training, and has been operating since 1980, according to the company’s website.
A Hamrick representative could not be reached Wednesday.