Vehicle forced off road, hits pole

A man was transported by Life Flight after an accident involving an erratic driver north of Tiffin Monday evening.

The accident on SR 53, south of CR 38, was reported at 8:15 p.m.

Trooper Matt Manly of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said several witnesses saw a vehicle, which was northbound on SR 53, driving erratically, passing several vehicles.

He said the evidence showed the vehicle passed vehicles, was out of control and made contact with a Geo Tracker that also was northbound on SR 53. The Geo Tracker was forced off the roadway and slammed into a pole due to the other driver’s erratic driving, he said.

Manly said the driver of the Geo Tracker was taken to Mercy Tiffin Hospital and then was taken by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

“We don’t know the extent of his injuries right now,” he said.

Manly said it sounded like the at-fault drive fled the scene.

Sgt. Larry Mackling of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said deputies located the man who fled and his vehicle at his residence and detained him until State Highway Patrol could get there.

A tow truck was requested, Manly said.

The crash was under investigation Monday night, and the identities of those involved were not available.

A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said personnel from Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department, the sheriff’s office, State Highway Patrol and Tiffin EMS responded to the crash. An American Electric Power crew also was at the scene.