Two hurt in Big Spring Township accident

A Carey woman went to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center after an accident in Big Spring Township Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Matt Davis of the Fremont Post of State Highway Patrol said Karen Gerschutz, 65, was transported to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with non-life-threatening injuries after the accident at TR 66 and TR 96. Gerschutz was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

Ashley Bateson, 33, of Fostoria, was transported by Bascom EMS to Promedica Fostoria Community Hospital, Davis said.

Davis said Bateson was traveling east on TR 96 in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer and failed to stop at a stop sign. Gerschutz was driving a 2008 Lincoln MKZ north on TR 66, and the vehicle was struck on the left side, he said.

Bateson’s car went off the road and struck a road sign, and Gerschutz’s car went off the road.

Bateson was cited with failure to yield, Davis said.

NBS EMS District, NBS Joint Fire District, Bascom EMS, Bascom Joint Fire District, and the Echo unit responded to the accident.