BATH TOWNSHIP — Details are still sketchy on a two-vehicle crash that sent two to the hospital Friday just east of Lima.
At 2:25 p.m., the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the Bath Fire Department were notified of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue, just east of the Interstate 75 overpass. The accident involved a Kia Sorento SUV and a Plymouth Voyager minivan. The front driver’s side headlight was damaged on the Sorento, while there was damage to the Voyager’s passenger side front end, and deployed air bags were visible inside the vehicle.
The sheriff’s office did confirm that seven people were involved in the accident, but no identities were given. Initial reports from the Bath Fire Department suggested that as many as six people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash.
“We did transport several people to Lima Memorial,” Lt. Brandon Webb said. “We did have assistance from Perry Fire Department and Lima Fire Department for medic units.”
However, the sheriff’s office reported that only two were transported to Lima Memorial Health System, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The Voyager could later be seen being towed from the scene of the accident.
The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and has confirmed that a citation has been issued as a result of the crash.
Webb is hopeful that this steps can be taken to make that intersection safer to avoid future accidents.
“I’m hoping they put a light there,” he said. “It’s a pretty bad intersection.”