Woman hurt in accident

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rescue personnel work at the scene of an accident on US 224, near TR 18, Saturday afternoon.

A Tiffin woman was hurt when she swerved to avoid striking a vehicle and her car left the roadway on US 224, near TR 18, Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said Randy King, 54, of Carey, was driving a 1996 Ford Ranger east on US 224, and Alyssia Hammons, 20, of Tiffin, was driving a 2015 Ford Fiesta west on US 224.

Davis said King was attempting to stop for vehicles stopped in front of him, realized he couldn’t stop and swerved to the left to avoid striking them. King’s vehicle swerved into the westbound lane and into the path of the Ford Fiesta, Davis said.

Hammons swerved to avoid striking King’s vehicle, and her Ford Fiesta went off the right side of the road and struck a fence, Davis said.

Davis said the two vehicles successfully avoided contact. King said he didn’t know anything had happened and saw someone taking a photograph of his license plate, Davis said.

“He came to the scene,” he said.

Davis said Hammons had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by family to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital. Her mother, Amanda Hammons, 36, was a front-seat passenger and was not hurt, he said.

King was cited with left of center and was not hurt, he said.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts, Davis said.

Personnel from Bascom Joint Fire District, the county’s Echo unit, Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Tiffin Police Department and John’s Welding and Towing assisted at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 4 p.m.