Castalia woman seriously injured in Groton Twp. crash

Woman, 61, taken by medical helicopter to Toledo after failing to yield at stop sign at Strecker Road and Ohio 99
Alissa Widman Neese
Jun 16, 2013


A Castalia woman suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash Sunday after failing to yield at a stop sign just south of the Ohio Turnpike.

Janet Wahl, 61, was heading east on Strecker Road at about noon, according to a news release from the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Wahl stopped at a stop sign at Ohio 99 but proceeded through the intersection without waiting for oncoming traffic. 

A blue Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Hayden Coey, 17, of Greenwich, struck Wahl's white Ford Fusion as he headed south. Lisa Coey, 39, also of Greenwich, was a passenger in the car.

Wahl was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, she was listed as a patient in fair condition, hospital staff said.

Hayden and Lisa were taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital with non-serious injuries, according to the release.

Bellevue Hospital staff refused to release any information about the two individuals or their condition when contacted at about 6 p.m. Sunday. They directed the Register to the hospital's marketing staff members, who wouldn't be in until Monday morning.

The two were likely treated and released, given their type of injuries, an Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

All individuals involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, according to the release. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Troopers are still investigating.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office, Groton Township Fire Department and North Central Emergency Medical Services also responded Sunday to the scene.



When people are literally dying for your product or service, do you need a marketing staff? That's why free market principles lead to perverse outcomes in healthcare.


I see that heath care officials are doing their jobs and not releasing the patients information. This is called HIPPA. Every health care institution has you sign about your rights as an individual. The marketing staff sometimes deals with the newspapers and news channels. Good job guys.

Pterocarya frax...

Actually it is called HIPAA.


Does that stand for

The Answer Person

Mostly it is HIPPO...