Authorities have not released any identifying information about a woman involved in a car crash with another vehicle that occurred on Sunday afternoon in Putnam County, Ohio. Though neither her name nor her age has become public knowledge, it is known that she suffered extensive injuries requiring hospitalization as a result of the crash.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Road 21 and Route 189 in the community of Fort Jennings. The woman was driving her vehicle eastbound on Route 189 when another automobile allegedly ran a stop sign while headed south on Road 21. As a result of the alleged failure to stop, the southbound vehicle reportedly crashed into the woman’s eastbound automobile.
Upon arriving at the scene, county authorities, with assistance from state law enforcement, found the woman trapped inside her car, which had fallen into a ditch. Extrication was necessary to release her from the vehicle. The southbound vehicle came to rest by the side of the road. It is unclear at this time whether the man driving the southbound vehicle sustained any injury in the crash, but first responders had to transport the woman to a nearby hospital following extrication to receive medical care.
It does not appear that either vehicle contained any additional occupants. Authorities have made no mention of filing any criminal charges. It is unknown whether any other factors contributed to the crash, such as weather, excess speed, alcohol or drugs. Nevertheless, those seriously injured in auto accidents often have the right to pursue legal action against the responsible party and may wish to consult with an attorney.