Pedestrian hit on South Sandusky

A pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle on South Sandusky Street Wednesday evening.

According to Tiffin Police Department, Candi Ludwig, 41, of Tiffin, was driving a Ford Explorer. The SUV struck the pedestrian in the northbound lane about 6 p.m.

The pedestrian, who had not been identified as of Wednesday night, was taken to Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital by Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and was being transferred to a Toledo hospital, according to the police department.

Sgt. LaVerne Keefe of Tiffin Police Department said she had life-threatening injuries. Ludwig was not hurt, he said.

It was likely the pedestrian was carrying groceries, Keefe said.

No citations had been issued at the scene.

Traffic was backed up along South Sandusky Street as officials investigated the accident. The road reopened to traffic about 8 p.m.

Personnel from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, State Highway Patrol and John’s Welding & Towing assisted at the scene.