BROOKLYN, Ohio - A driver was seriously injured in a crash on I-480 in Brooklyn Saturday night.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 5:30 p.m. on I-480 west near the Ridge Road exit at milepost 15.3.
Troopers said 47-year-old James Cimperman of Olmsted Falls was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger westbound when he hit the median wall on the left side of the highway several times. Cimperman then over-corrected, crossing all four lanes and crashing into a guardrail on the right side of the road. The truck then flipped several times, ejecting Cimperman and landing in the far right lane.
Cimperman was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
Troopers on scene said it appeared Cimperman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
At least 3 lanes were closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said all lanes were back open as of 8:30 p.m.
The crash remains under investigation and NewsChannel 5 will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.
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