By Jill Gosche
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department personnel (left) inspect the foundation of the house at 4153 S. SR 100 as Seneca County Sheriff’s Office personnel look at the car that struck it Wednesday afternoon.
A woman was injured when she lost control of her vehicle while sneezing and struck a house in Eden Township Wednesday afternoon.
Seneca County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car striking a house at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday. The accident occurred at 4153 S. SR 100.
Deputy Mark Lawson of Seneca County Sheriff's Office said Carol L. Cline, 66, of Mansfield, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus, a company car for All American Ambulette Services, northbound on SR 100 and rounded a corner. Cline said she was sneezing, and when she leaned over to sneeze and came back up, the vehicle was crossing the road, Lawson said.
He said the vehicle went into the ditch, drove through the yard and struck the house. It ripped out the foundation on the corner of the house, he said.
Lawson said Cline was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by Tiffin EMS to Mercy Tiffin Hospital with apparent minor injuries. She was cited with failure to control.
People who were in the home at the time of the crash were not injured.
Personnel from the county's Echo unit, Seneca County Sheriff's Office, Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department and Tiffin EMS assisted at the scene.