At least three accidents happened within the Smith Township and Knox Township areas on Tuesday.

The most serious happened when an SUV and a truck hit head-on Tuesday afternoon.

One driver was transported by medical helicopter to a Youngstown hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday, March 19 at 20700 U.S. Route 62.

At approximately 2 p.m., staffers at Trailstar heard the crash and ran outside to find a white utility truck on its side and a dark blue SUV against the truck. An employee who did not want to be identified said they ran to the SUV and found the female driver up against the steering wheel with the seat belt obstructing her breathing. He said they cut the seat belt so the woman could breath.

Emergency crews from the Sebring and Beloit fire departments arrived and had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the woman from the vehicle. Due to the visible severity of her injuries, a Stat Med Vac medical helicopter was called to the scene. She was placed into the Sebring Fire Department ambulance where paramedics worked to stabilize her while waiting for the helicopter.

She was flown to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown by Stat Med Vac medical helicopter.

The name of the woman was not released as of press time.

The driver of the truck, Anthony Colian Jr. of Colian Electric in Salem, got out of the truck on his own but was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton by Beloit Fire Department ambulance.

Smith Township Police Detective George Starr was at the scene and requested the highway patrol to respond.

Sarah Harter from Youngstown was on her way to work in Alliance and captured the accident on her dash cam which she turned over to the highway patrol.

“I was headed west and the truck was in front of me,” said Harter. “The SUV swerved and hit the white truck.”

She went on to say the blue SUV driven by the unidentified female was headed east and couldn’t get stopped for traffic and hit the truck head-on.  

Trooper Bucci of the Lisbon Post of the State Highway Patrol arrived on the scene and was investigating.

At 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, the Beloit and North Georgetown departments responded to a two-vehicle accident at 18740 U.S. Route 62 near Beloit. Sebring transported one patient and Beloit took one person by ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Beloit, Sebring and North Georgetown fire departments were called to a three-vehicle accident at Homeworth Road and Hartley Road.

As of press time, additional information was not available.