A single-vehicle accident in Franklin Township, Franklin County, left one person critically injured. The accident occurred during the early hours of Friday, January 14th. The immediate cause of the crash was not available.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened just after 12:40 a.m. on Frank Road, west of Interstate 71. Sheriff Dallas Baldwin said the driver of a blue 2010 Nissan Altima was eastbound on Frank Road when they lost control of the car. As a result, the vehicle went off the right side of the road.
Sheriff Baldwin said the Nissan struck a culvert before resting. The driver sustained severe wounds, and medics rushed them to Grant Hospital. They remain in critical condition at the time of this report.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Franklin Township Police, Columbus Police Department, and fire department personnel responded at the crash scene. The sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation into the single-vehicle accident in Franklin Township.
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