Two people were taken to a Toledo hospital by Life Flight helicopters from the scene of an accident at SR 19 and CR 38 Monday evening.
State Highway Patrol personnel said Sun Feijia, 22, of China, was driving a Jeep Liberty westbound on CR 38. A witness said the vehicle did not stop at the sign, Sgt. Brett Gockstetter said.
A Ford Escort being driven southbound on SR 19 by Christine M. Nusbaum, 45, of Genoa, was struck by the Jeep, officials said.
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Trooper Justin Powell said after the collision, the Jeep overturned and struck a phone box and a tree. It rotated around the tree and came to rest wrapped around it, Gockstetter said. The Ford broke off a stop sign, he said.
The vehicles went off the southwest side of the intersection, he said.
Powell said Nusbaum and Li Zhou, 24, of China, a passenger in the Jeep, were taken by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Gockstetter said he was told they were conscious when they left the scene.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
A Jeep Liberty came to rest wrapped around a tree after an accident at SR 19 and CR 38 Monday evening.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
A Ford Escort broke off a stop sign and came to rest near a garage after an accident at SR 19 and CR 38 Monday evening.
A hospital spokeswoman said Zhou was in good condition around midnight. Nusbaum's condition was not available.
Feijia was taken to Mercy Tiffin Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Gockstetter said the rescue crew used Jaws of Life to remove Nusbaum, who was wearing a seat belt. Feijia, who was cited with failure to stop at a posted stop sign, said he and Zhou were wearing seat belts, Powell said.
Feijia and Zhou are students at Tiffin University, Powell said.
He said Feijia ran the stop sign because he didn't see it until a couple of feet before, and it was too late to stop.
Personnel from Green Springs fire and EMS, Republic fire and EMS, Seneca County's Echo unit, Seneca County Sheriff's Office and State Highway Patrol responded to the accident, which was reported at 7:52 p.m. Monday.
A crew from Ohio Department of Transportation posted a temporary stop sign at the intersection after the accident.