No one seriously hurt in rollover crash at the Sandusky Mall

PERKINS TWP. An abrupt turn led to a rollover crash in the parking lot of the Sandusky Mall on Thurs
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

PERKINS TWP.

An abrupt turn led to a rollover crash in the parking lot of the Sandusky Mall on Thursday morning, though no one was seriously hurt.

According to Perkins police, Bellevue resident Larry L. Yontz was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee north on the access road behind McDonald's, and Sandusky resident Jeanette L. Harvey was traveling south in her Pontiac Montana minivan at 11:45 a.m.

Harvey, 32, made a left turn into Yontz's path, police Chief Ken Klamar said, and the Jeep hit the van's passenger-side rear panel, causing the van to spin around. The tires caught on the pavement, and the van tipped and landed on the driver's side.

Responders had to remove seats from the van and pull Harvey out through the rear door.

Klamar said Harvey was conscious and talking when police and paramedics arrived. She was discharged from Firelands Regional Medical Center later that day.

Josh Cumston of Bay View was at a stop sign coming out of McDonald's and saw the collision. He said the van appeared to ramp up and off the corner of the Jeep.

"I just heard a 'pop' and I saw it," he said. "It wasn't loud, just a little pop."

Yontz, 44, was shaking after the crash but not visibly injured. He said he was driving, at about 15 mph, from Sears to Home Savings and Loan bank.

"She come from out of nowhere, right in front of me, just cut right in front of me," he said. "She was going pretty fast."

Harvey did not use a turn signal, Yontz said.

Police said they cannot issue citations because the crash happened on private property.