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2 motorcyclists injured during Saturday night crash in Amherst

Impairment is believed to be a factor in the accident
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AMHERST, Ohio — An investigation is underway after two North Olmsted residents were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a motorcycle crash. 

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At around 9:10 p.m., the Elyria Highway Patrol responded to a crash on North Ridge Road in Amherst. 

According to the highway patrol, a 53-year-old female driver attempted to make a left turn onto North Dewey Road and struck a motorcycle while failing to yield. 

The man and woman operating the motorcycle sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident. 

The motorcycle riders were taken to Lorain Mercy Hospital but eventually were transferred to MetroHealth in Cleveland. 

Both of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. 

The 53-year-old female driver was transported to Lorain Mercy Hospital with minor injuries. 

After the crash, North Ridge Road remained closed for nearly three hours while the State Highway Patrol investigated the scene. The Amherst Police Department, Amherst Fire Department, LifeCare Ambulance, D & A Towing and Vaughn's Towing all responded to the scene as well. 

At this time, the crash is under investigation, but impairment is suspected to be a contributing factor in the accident. 

Stick with 3News as we learn more details involving this crash. 



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