Weather contributes to accidents

PHOTO BY JACOB GURNEY At least one youth was taken to Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital after this 1995 Acura struck a pole at SR 53 and US 224 Wednesday afternoon.

There were at least three weather-related accidents in Seneca County Wednesday.

National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Seneca County Wednesday afternoon that was to remain in effect until midnight. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and slippery road conditions were expected, according to the NWS website.

A two-vehicle accident at North Sandusky and Huss streets was reported at 1:12 p.m.

Sgt. Robert Bour of Tiffin Police Department said Lanny Sherer, 74, of Tiffin, was traveling west on Huss Street in a 2012 Ford F-150. Youisf Albediw, 40, of Tiffin, was traveling south on North Sandusky Street in a 2007 Toyota Camry with Shams Alfehaid, 29, Sama Albediw, 1, and Noor Albediw, 1, all of Tiffin, he said.

Bour said Sherer stopped at the stop sign, pulled out and turned left in front of the Camry. His tires spun in the snow as he started forward and he was struck in the right side by Albediw, he said.

Sherer was cited with failure-to-yield after stop sign, Bour said.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts and the youths were in proper child safety seats, he said.

Bour said there were no injuries.

At 1:45 p.m., an accident was reported at Miami Street and Frost Parkway.

Bour said Rahat Ahmed, 53, of Tiffin, was traveling east on Miami Street in a 2009 Saturn Vue and Courtnee Chancey, 17, of Tiffin, was driving a 2000 Buick Century south on Frost Parkway. Ahmed approached the intersection and tried to stop at the stop sign. She slid and was struck in the driver side rear by Chancey, he said.

Ahmed was cited with a stop sign violation, Bour said.

Nobody was injured and they both were wearing seatbelts, he said.

At 1:24 p.m., a single-vehicle accident was reported at SR 53 and US 224.

Trooper Mark Sorg of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said a woman was traveling north on SR 53 in a 1995 Acura with three youths. It appeared she hit a patch of ice, went off the right side of the road and struck a pole, he said.

At least one youth was transported to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital, Sorg said.

The names of the people involved in that accident were not available Wednesday night.

Bascom Joint Fire Division, Bascom EMS, the Echo unit, State Highway Patrol and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

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