MARION, OH -- A Mother and her 7-year-old son were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after a head-on collision between a car and van on State Route 309, just west of Brocklesby Rd.
According to reports from the scene the car involved was westbound on SR 309 and was approaching another vehicle stopped, waiting for the car ahead of it to turn into a private driveway and did not see the stopped vehicle and swirved around to avoid the vehicle. This caused the car to hit the oncoming eastbound van head-on. The van flipped over and landed on the car after the head-on collision.
A 7-year-old child was seriously injured in the accident and was transported tio Marion General Hospital were Med Flight waited to transport the child to Children's Hospital in Columbus.
The 30-year-old mother was also seriously injured and flown from the scene of the accident by a second Med Flight helicopter to a Columbus area hospital.
State Route 309 is reported to be blocked both directions in the area of the accident. First Consolidate Fire Dist Fire Chief Clint Canterberry was interviewed on the scene by TV-22 reporters. He reported that 12 firefighters were on th scene and that one of the injured was entrapped in the vehicle and freed within five minutes. His department, Marion Township Fire Department, The Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol all responded and were on the scene.
Tune in to Hometown News at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for exclusive footage from the accident scene.