Ohio State Highway Patrol: 27-year-old Amherst man seriously injured after teenage driver crashes into his home

Ohio State Highway Patrol: 27-year-old Amherst man seriously injured after teenage driver crashes into his home
A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side. (Source: Marc Born)

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A 27-year-old Amherst man is hospitalized after a car drove into his home and hit him in bed, according an Ohio State Highway Patrol release.

Two 16-year-old boys were traveling southbound in a 2011 Ford Mustang on Oberlin Road when the driver drove off the right side of the road and hit a large landscaping boulder, police said.

OSHP: Amherst man seriously injured after teenage driver crashes into his home

The vehicle rolled, crossed over the road, and drove through a house in the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road, police said.

A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side.
A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side. (Source: Marc Born)

A 27-year-old man was in bed when the Mustang drove into the side of his duplex, according to the release.

The 27-year-old man and 16-year-old driver suffered incapacitating injuries, police said.

The passenger did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side.
A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side. (Source: Marc Born)

All three people were transported by Life Care to Lorain Mercy Hospital, police said.

The driver of the Mustang was wearing a seatbelt. The passenger was not.

Police said excessive speed is a contributing factor in this crash, although drug and/or alcohol use is not suspected.

Life Care, Amherst Township Fire Department and Elyria Towing assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol during this incident.

A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side.
A home on the 40000 block of Middle Ridge Road in Amherst was seriously damaged after a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle and struck the front side. (Source: Vic Gideon)

Ohio State Highway Patrol will continue investigating.

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