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Police: Car crashes during pursuit in Liverpool Township

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    The driver of this car was flown to Akron General Hospital after an early Wednesday morning crash on Grafton Road in Liverpool Township.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

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    Emergency responders assess a crash early Wednesday morning on Grafton Road in Liverpool Township.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

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The driver of this car was flown to Akron General Hospital after an early Wednesday morning crash on Grafton Road in Liverpool Township.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT Enlarge

LIVERPOOL TWP. — A Cleveland man was hospitalized after reportedly trying to evade police and crashing his car early Wednesday morning on Grafton Road.

Brunswick Hills Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo said Dayvid K. Ware Jr., 23, had significant but non-life threatening injuries.

“It took 20 minutes to extricate the driver from the vehicle,” Strazzo said.

According to a press release from the Ohio Highway Patrol, troopers were attempting to stop a white 2009 Mazda 6 that was going 76 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. Route 42 near Grafton Road.

Authorities said Ware attempted to evade troopers by driving west on Grafton Road. After missing the stop sign at Marks Road, the car went airborne and landed in a resident’s yard in the 5300 block of Grafton Road at 3:41 a.m., the release said.

Lt. Mark Neff of the patrol’s Medina post said troopers still are investigating but charges will be forthcoming.

The release said alcohol may be involved and it is unknown why Ware tried to evade police.

Ware was flown to Akron General after being transported to the Cleveland Clinic in Brunswick.

An Akron General spokesperson said she could not provide Ward’s status, only that he was listed in the system.

Besides Brunswick Hills fire and police departments, the Valley City Fire Department, Medina County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick police assisted at the scene.

Contact reporter Cindy Breda at (330) 721-4012 or cbreda@medina-gazette.com.

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