Five injured in Seneca County accident

ALVADA — Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 23 and U.S. 224 Monday night.
The Fremont post of the State Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Dodge Durango, driven by Adhah Aljohani, 44, Tiffin, was westbound on U.S. 224 at about 7 p.m. when Aljohani failed to yield to a red light and was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Ryan Phillips, 51, Wharton. Following impact, the Durango destroyed the electrical junction box which controls the traffic signals, and the semi damaged signage for a fuel center at the intersection, according to the patrol.
The patrol reported Aljohani and one passenger were taken by ambulance to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Three other passengers were taken by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. According to the patrol, all five suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Ohio Department of Transportation employees were called to the scene to install temporary flashers at the intersection and to repair the junction box.
The Bascom Joint Fire District, Seneca County Emergency Medical Service and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene. No citations have been issued at this time as the crash remains under investigation.


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