PD:Driver swerved to miss car, hit 3 pedestrians

Posted at 8:37 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 08:37:13-04

Three pedestrians were injured over the weekend when a car trying to avoid another vehicle plowed over them at East 114th Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland.

According to Cleveland police, a Ford Explorer was heading eastbound on Superior Avenue as a Honda Accord was traveling northbound on East 114th Street. 

The driver of the Accord stopped at a stop sign at Superior but then started moving without yielding to the Explorer, according to police. 

The driver of the Explorer, a 42-year-old man, tried to swerve but struck the Accord anyway. 

The Explorer then spun out of control, hitting a curb and going up on a sidewalk. The SUV hit three pedestrians and a building off Superior Avenue.

The SUV stopped on top of a 58-year-old man. That man suffered a skull fracture, broken leg and ribs. A 30-year-old woman suffered from a broken leg and soft tissue injuries. A 57-year-old man broke his ankle. 

The driver of the Explorer was not injured. 

The driver of the Accord, a 21-year-old woman, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for back pain. Her three passengers--ages ranging from 2 to 22--were also taken to the hospital. 

The crash is under investigation.