Six people hurt in Saturday traffic accidents

Six people were injured Saturday in a rash of accidents on roadways in Hancock County.
Three people suffered minor injuries in an accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Delaware Township 186 near Forest at 6:51 p.m. Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Barbra Butler, 44, of Findlay, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado south on Township 186 and stopped at the U.S. 30 intersection. She then pulled into the path of an eastbound 2008 Jeep Commander driven by Vincent Robinson, 52, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the sheriff’s office reported. Both vehicles came to rest south of the intersection.
Butler was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Blanchard-Dunkirk-Washington Emergency Medical Service for a minor injury. Robinson and his passenger, Jordan Robinson, 14, of Fort Wayne, were treated at the scene, the sheriff’s office reported.
Butler was cited for failure to yield the right of way, the sheriff’s office said.
Appleseed Emergency Medical Service, Forest-Jackson Fire Department, Dick’s Towing and Miller Rigging assisted at the scene.
Earlier Saturday, a Lima motorist was injured when her car hit two power poles in Mount Cory.
Lillie Burge, 27, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance, the sheriff’s office reported.
Mount Cory firefighters responded to the single-vehicle crash at 313 N. Main St., near Park Street, at 1:25 p.m. Saturday.
According to the sheriff’s office, Burge was driving a 2012 Chevrolet four-door south on Main Street when she lost control of the vehicle. It went off the left side of the road, struck two American Electric Power poles and two street signs before coming to a stop, the sheriff’s office said.
The crash remains under investigation.
In Findlay, a city man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in the 1000 block of North Blanchard Street around 7:10 p.m. Saturday, the Findlay Police Department reported.
Christopher M. Howard, 29, of Findlay, was driving a 1990 Honda Civic hatchback northbound when he traveled left of center and struck a southbound 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Dale J. Zoeller, 60, of Tiffin, the department reported.
Howard was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with minor injuries. He was cited for traveling left of center, the department reported.
The Findlay Fire Department assisted at the scene.
In a second accident in the city, a Findlay man was injured when his vehicle hit a tree on Meadowview Drive.
Kraig D. Niswander, 47, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after the 12:39 p.m. crash, police reported.
Police said Niswander was northbound on Meadowview when his vehicle went off the right side of the road, hit a mailbox, then struck a tree and came to rest at 744 Meadowview Drive.
The accident remains under investigation.
In a fifth accident Saturday, a Pennsylvania man escaped injury but was cited for driving under the influence after his car crashed and burned on Ohio 235, west of Bluffton.
According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old James Watson of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, was northbound on Ohio 235 at 4:43 a.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Subaru Impreza. The car struck a stop sign at the intersection of 235 and Ohio 103 before traveling off the east side of the road and coming to rest in a ditch, where it caught fire.
Bluffton Fire Department extinguished the fire. Watson did not sustain any injuries but was cited for operating without reasonable control as well as operating while under the influence, the sheriff’s office said.
Assisting at the scene were Bluffton Emergency Medical Service and Lowery’s Towing.



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