Five car accident injures three on I-71 crash in Strongsville

Five car accident injures three on I-71 crash in Strongsville
An accident on I-71 may involve as many as five cars. (Source: 19 News)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two accidents, occurring within 30 minutes on I-71 south, backed up traffic for two miles early Sunday afternoon.

According to the Strongsville’s Fire Chief, the first accident happened near exit 233, with a two-vehicle accident. Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injures.

Another nearby accident also happened involving three vehicles. One person was taken to the hospital. No word on their condition. The second accident, according to the Chief, was not a result from the first accident.

ODOT cameras showed the road was reopened by 1 p.m.

The area still has some restricted lanes because it is under construction which is scheduled to last until mid-October.

An accident on I-71 may involve as many as five cars.
An accident on I-71 may involve as many as five cars. (Source: 19 News)

19 News will update this report as more information becomes available.

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