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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Overturned One-Car Vehicle Crash on 471 Over Grand Explained

An overturned Honda Civic on May 4, 2017. FTM file. 
It's been a cold and rainy May and that has kept police and emergency responders busy with vehicle accidents.

That was the case last week when a 1997 Honda Civic was traveling from I-471 northbound to Grand Avenue approaching the Grand Avenue overpass between Fort Thomas and Newport.

The car slid and flipped twice, ultimately coming to a rest on its top and closing the ramp for about an hour. Because of the location, many were left wondering what happened, but according to police reports, it may have been a simple case of a wet road and a steeper than normal embankment.
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"As (the Honda) approached the interpose, the vehicle slid towards the concrete barrier in the turn and struck it causing it to flip twice," wrote Newport Officer, Greg Roller in his report.

FTM file. 
Roller went onto report that the driver was unable to give him information because of his injuries sustained during the crash but drugs or alcohol were not detected on scene and only one vehicle was involved in the high-profile crash.

The driver, Shawn Rouse of Covington, Kentucky, was taken to University of Cincinnati for his injuries. It's not clear to the extent of the injuries he suffered.

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