Motorcyclist injured in U.S. 224 crash

A Willard woman failed to yield for a motorcyclist Saturday, injuring him when she drove her truck out of a gas station parking lot, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Norwalk post.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 14, 2013


Shawna Crooks, 23, struck the motorcyclist at about 11:40 a.m. near Willard, according to the news release. The motorcyclist, Joseph Mitchell, 49, of Greenwich, was westbound on U.S. 224, near Ohio 61, when Crooks pulled her 2002 Ford Ranger into his path.

The crash ejected Mitchell from his motorcycle, causing serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to the new release. He was initially transported to Mercy Willard Hospital by ambulance and was later flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Mitchell was wearing a helmet during the crash.

Crooks was cited for failing to yield from a private drive. She was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.



How does this happen? It's almost noon, so no sun glare. It's broad daylight. You have already stopped. How do you not see someone on a motorcycle unless you just aren't looking for one. It's summer (fall), be aware of motorcycles and bikes.