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Lawsuit filed after accident in Bascom

Two Fostoria residents are suing two Tiffin residents after an accident in Bascom in July.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Barbara Wagner and Thomas Wagner of Fostoria against Janet Herzog and Cary Herzog of Tiffin, according to Seneca County Clerk of Courts records.

According to the lawsuit, Thomas Wagner was driving a vehicle east on SR 18, with Barbara Wagner as a passenger. Janet Herzog was operating a vehicle west on SR 18.

The lawsuit alleges Herzog negligently attempted to turn left into a private driveway, failing to yield the right-of-way.

Two of Thomas Wagner’s passengers – William Wagner and Barbara Wagner – were taken by helicopter to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, according to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

A third passenger, Martha Wagner, was taken by Bascom EMS to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and then was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center.

Herzog was taken by a family member to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley is to preside over the lawsuit.

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