Man cited in downtown accident

Occupants of two vehicles and two firemen escaped injuries after an accident sent one vehicle onto a sidewalk Friday morning in the 100 block of South Washington Street.

Tiffin Police officer Michael Moore said Kyle M. Hammer, 20, of Virginia, was attempting to turn southbound out of an alley onto South Washington Street when his vehicle was struck by a northbound vehicle.

Witnesses of the accident said Hammer’s vehicle then bounced off of a pole, crashed onto a curb and hit a cement trash can on the sidewalk, sending the trash can into a business window. The window was broken as a result.

Moore said two firemen had been on the sidewalk at the time of the accident, but were able to dive out of the way in time.

He said Hammer was cited with failure to yield from an alley following the accident, which was reported just after 11:30 a.m.