Man hurt after rollover accident

A person was transported to Bellevue Hospital Saturday afternoon after his vehicle went off the roadway on N. SR 19 at E. TR 148.

Deputy Mark Lawson with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was traveling northbound on SR 19 when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, slid approximately 10 feet into the ditch, and landed on its top in a creek in approximately 10 inches of water.

Lawson said the driver, whose name was not known Saturday afternoon, was confined in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. No passengers were in the vehicle, he said.

The driver was transported by EMS to Bellevue hospital, Lawson said. He said he was unaware of the extent of the driver’s injuries.

Lawson said the accident likely was due to road conditions, and speed is not considered a factor in the crash.

The driver was not cited, he said.

The vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was totaled in the accident, Lawson said, and was removed from the scene by two wrecking trucks from John’s Towing. SR 19 was temporarily closed while the vehicle was removed, he said.

According to a spokesperson from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the Echo 1 unit, Republic EMS and Green Springs firefighters responded to the scene, in addition to personnel from the sheriff’s department.