Handicap van blows tire, flips

Van was carrying passengers from Toledo area
Sandusky Register Staff
May 28, 2013


A tire blew on a handicap van headed east on Ohio 2 late Tuesday morning, causing the vehicle to swerve and flip.

A handful of passengers were stuck inside the van after it flipped, although none appeared to suffer life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Huron firefighters had to extricate the passengers from the vehicle, as they were still belted into their seats and were hanging upside down. Once removed from the flipped van, they were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

The crash happened at 11:11 a.m. in the easttbound lanes of Ohio 2, near the Rye Beach Road exit. The van was traveling from the Toledo area. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the crash. Also responding to the scene were Erie County deputies, Huron police, as well as U.S. Border Patrol and Huron and Perkins firefighters. State transportation workers also assisted in traffic control.

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Eph 2 8-10

If it was heading west, how could it be traveling from the Toledo area?


Good to read no one was seriously injured.

Eph 2 8-10


Eph 2 8-10

I see they edited it. Why not do that initially???


Says the passengers were from Toledo. Probably took them to an appointment somewhere towards Cleveland and was heading west to take them home when the tire blew.

2cents's picture

It was in the eastbound lane laying on it's right side.

Sharin' Johnson

Van for the handicapped, disabled.


The word "handicap(ped)" is really dated. I am surprised the Register would headline a story with such improper parlance.


What is the proper terminology? I am sorry but all the political correctness is really getting OLD.


Political correctness only gets "old" for those fortunate enough to not be burdened with an improper label and for those ignorant enough not to care.


So does that mean they need to change all of the signs from "handicap" parking to parking for the physically challanged only?

Eph 2 8-10

Ah yes, political correctness. Physically challenged or perhaps, physically incapacitated. At least they didn't say cripples....which I guess I am, partially....handicapped that is, and I've got the placard to prove it!


How worn were the tires? SR, continue your investigation.

Kottage Kat

Disabled parking identification permit is what mine says.