5 hurt in van-car crash on SR 123, south of Germantown, in Montgomery County

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5 injured in MRDD van-car crash on SR 123 in Montgomery County

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATED @ 7:52 p.m.: At least three people, believed to be in wheelchairs, are among the five people injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a van believed to be carrying developmental disabilities clients on Carlisle Pike (state Route 123) in Montgomery County.

The accident just south of the village dispatched about 3:55 p.m. reported that one person was trapped.

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Germantown police tell us the injured include three passengers and the driver from the van and one person from the small car involved in the accident.

All five victims have been taken to five area hospitals. None of the injuries is believed to be life threatening, police tell us.

New information: Ohio in 2009 passed a law that the state-level agency and county boards serving those with developmental disabilities must delete the words "mental retardation" from their names.

The state-level MRDD department officially dropped the term beginning Oct. 5, 2009.

So, in Ohio, the acronym MRDD is no longer applicable. In Montgomery County, the agency is called the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.

The van in Wednesday's crash bore Indiana license plates. In Indiana, the state-level agency is called the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.

Traffic on Carlisle Pike was stopped because of the accident. Tow trucks removed the vehicles.

No more information about the accident had been released by Wednesday evening.

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