|No one hurt in 'goofy' crash|
By Roy Wood
Post staff reporter
Question. What do you get when you run over two cars in a parking garage, then wedge your older-model Buick LeSabre six feet in the air between a flipped-over Jeep and the top of the garage?
Answer. The dubious distinction of having even veteran police officers shake their heads in wonder when they see the crash you've just had.
Words like "strange" and even "goofy" were among the police vocabulary this morning in Walnut Hills as Cincinnati's finest surveyed the scene in the 2000 block of Reading Road shortly before 9 a.m.
Police said Devon Price, 19, of Finneytown, was southbound on Reading Road, north of Dorchester Avenue, at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of the Buick LeSabre he was driving, and the car went off of the left side of the street.
The car struck a guide wire to a utility pole, which sent it airborne and caused it roll across the hoods of both a Mazda and a brand-new BMW on the first-floor of a parking garage at a professional building. The car then slammed into a Jeep SUV, knocking the Jeep onto its side.
The car came to rest wedged between the side of the jeep and the ceiling of the garage.
Nobody was injured.
"I thought they were dead," said Charles Winston, of Price Hill, who was northbound on Reading and had to slam on his brakes to avoid being hit by the speeding Buick.
"If he would have hit up just a little bit higher, it would have taken his head off."
Winston said he didn't realize that two people he talked to at the garage in the seconds after the crash were the Buick's occupants.
Police said they fled northbound on Reading and were caught about five blocks away after a foot chase.
Ann Freeman, of Colerain Township, owns the Jeep that flipped onto its side in the crash.
"I was just here on the first floor, getting an MRI," she said. "It sounded like a truck being hit. Then I heard sirens."
When she came out, her Jeep was on its side with a car on top of it.
She had owned the vehicle a while, but wasn't ready to get a new one, she said.
Police said six vehicles were damaged, although the damage to two was minor.
Price was charged with failure to control his vehicle and driving under suspension, police said. Other charges were pending.
|The car struck a guide wire to a utility pole, which sent it airborne and caused it roll across the hoods of both a Mazda and a brand-new BMW on the first-floor of a parking garage at a professional building. The car then slammed into a Jeep SUV, knocking the Jeep onto its side.|
|Quote, originally posted by iamdoingthat »|
Why mention that the BMW is new? That seems so pointless. I hate news.
Sorry, had to rant.
Funny ass crash though, very lucky nobody got hurt.