Police: Driver was impaired and speeding, causing serious crash

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Police say speed and an impaired driver are factors in a serious crash in Avondale.

Police say David Nelson, 43, could not maintain control of his car and struck a Jeep on Reading Road near Lincoln Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Nelson then hit a utility pole and a fire hydrant before driving left of center, over the curb, across the sidewalk and into the White Castle Parking lot in the 2600 block of Reading Road. Nelson then hit a parked car and flipped landing on its top on Taft Road.

Nelson was trapped inside his car and was taken to University Hospital where he remains in critical const ion. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

No one else was hurt. Criminal charges are pending.

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