FAIRVIEW — The Cambridge post of the State Highway Patrol investigated three separate injury accidents Monday including a one-vehicle crash on Oxford Road in eastern Guernsey County that seriously injured a Barnesville man.
George Clark, 55, was transported by United Ambulance to Southeastern Med with serious injuries suffered when the vehicle he was driving struck two trees after leaving the roadway.
A dispatch log at the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office indicated Clark suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries. The patrol reported the vehicle’s air bags deployed and Clark was not wearing a safety belt.
Callers reporting the accident indicated a man, later identified as Clark, was covered in blood and walk around at the accident scene.
A nursing supervisor at Southeastern Med said no patient with that name was at the hospital, as of Tuesday morning. No other information regarding his condition was available as of press time.
The other injured drivers — William S. Schoenleb, 46, of Troutman, N.C., and Larry Maynard, 45, of Wellsburg, W.Va., — suffered only minor injuries during accidents on Bridgewater Road and Batesville Road, respectively.
They were transported to area hospitals by private vehicle, according to the highway patrol.
The first accident involving Clark reportedly occurred when he swerved to avoid a deer on Oxford Road.
The 2002 Ford Windstar Clark was driving eastbound went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail before the driver overcorrected causing the van to travel back across Oxford Road and off the left side of the road where it struck two trees.
Emergency responders from the Fairview, Quaker City and Old Washington fire departments were dispatched to the scene along with United Ambulance personnel and patrol troopers.
The heavily-damaged Windstar was towed from the scene.
Clark was cited for failure to control.
The second accident involving a 2003 International tractor and trailer operated by Schoenleb occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Bridgewater Road (County Road 690). Schoenleb reportedly was traveling west when the truck traveled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch and culvert before overturning.
He was treated at the scene for minor injuries by Antrim EMS personnel, according to the patrol. He was later taken for treatment at Southeastern Med by a supervisor in a private vehicle.
The patrol reported Schoenleb advised he was distracted by an outside source, but that was not identified in the report.
Emergency responders from the Quaker City department also were dispatched to the scene.
Schoenleb was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.
The last accident at 6:55 p.m. occurred when a 2012 Peterbilt tanker truck driven by Maynard failed to negotiate a curve while traveling north on Batesville Road (Route 513). The truck traveled off the left side of the road and struck a fence before overturning.
Maynard reportedly declined medical treatment at the scene, but was later taken by private vehicle to Wheeling Medical Park in Wheeling, W.Va.
Maynard also was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.
All three accidents remain under investigation by the patrol’s Cambridge post.