Seven people hurt in traffic accidents

Accidents in Hancock County and Findlay injured seven people over the weekend, authorities reported. And a non-injury crash blocked U.S. 224 for several hours.
Four people were injured Sunday afternoon when their vehicle rolled over on Ohio 698 in Eagle Township.
The driver Michael Ricksecker, 49, and passengers Teresa Ricksecker, 46, Mikaela Ricksecker, 14, and Amie Ricksecker, 17, all of Jenera, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital to be treated for injuries, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office reported Ricksecker was driving his 2007 Ford SUV south on Ohio 698 south of Hancock County 26 at 1:24 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, which went off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and rolled two times before coming to a stop upright.
A Fostoria woman was hurt at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when her car slid into a creek along Hancock County 109, just east of Washington Township 243, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported.
Debra Boecher, 58, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the patrol said.
She was driving a 2001 Chrysler 300 west on County 109 when she hit a patch of ice and slid off the road and into the creek. No part of the passenger compartment was submerged, the patrol said.
The Washington Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation, the patrol said.
A Bloomdale woman was injured at 11:56 a.m. Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Flag City Drive and Hancock County 236 in Findlay.
Janice Minich, 67, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital with neck pain, the Findlay Police Department reported.
Minich was driving a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van north on Hancock County 236, and Melvin Reynolds, 76, of McComb, was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry west on Flag City Drive, police said. Reynolds was trying to turn onto County 236 when he drove in front of Minich and the vehicles collided, police said.
Reynolds was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign, police said.
On Friday, a Findlay man was injured when his vehicle hit two power poles on South Blanchard Street, police reported.
David C. VanWormer, 51, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance.
Police said VanWormer was northbound on South Blanchard Street about 2:15 p.m. when he tried to pass another vehicle and slid on ice. His vehicle hit two American Electric Power poles in front of 1007 S. Blanchard St., police said.
He was cited for operating without reasonable control, police said.
Separately, a one-vehicle, non-injury crash blocked U.S. 224 for several hours on Saturday between Hancock County 248 and Township 246 in Marion Township, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said.
The accident was reported at 1:29 p.m. Robbie L. Kilen, 22, of McCutchenville, was westbound on U.S. 224 when she lost control of a 1998 Mercury Tracer due to snow and ice on the road, the sheriff’s office reported. The car went off the side of the road and struck a Hancock-Wood Electric power pole, shearing it off.
Kilen was cited for operating without reasonable control, the sheriff’s office said.


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