SUMMIT COUNTY — At least one person was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 32 Wednesday, officials say.
According to a South Summit Fire District Facebook post, crews from South Summit Fire and Summit County Ambulance responded to a "significant motor vehicle injury" crash involving two cars. S.R. 32 was shut down for a period of time following the crash, the post says.
Officials said that one of the two patients need to be extricated from the vehicle and was "fighting for their life." The person was cut out of the car, stabilized by crews, and transported to the hospital. The injuries of the person were not specified by officials.
Following the firefighters and ambulance release from the scene, officials said S.R. 32 remained closed for a period of time to clear debris and investigate the crash.
South Summit Fire District reminded citizens in their post that when the road is shut down, someone's life could be at risk and crews are attempting life-saving efforts.
"Don't throw your hands up at us in frustration and anger because the road is shut down, it doesn't do any good, we provide life-saving efforts. We do our best to get things moving as quickly as we can," the Facebook post reads. "Next time it could be you, your family, friend, or loved one, so please keep in mind the job we do is to aid people in times of crisis save lives and keep people safe, the road was shut down because that's what needed to be done."
Further information, including the details of the crash or those involved, was not released.