Bicyclist hurt in Snyder Road crash

MONROEVILLE - A 26-year-old bicyclist was transported to a Toledo trauma center after crashing her bike Monday afternoon. Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said the woman lost control while heading west down a Snyder Road hill. He said he assumes the bicyclist hit some gravel before losing control and landing face-first on the pavement.
Aaron Krause
Jun 15, 2010

MONROEVILLE - A 26-year-old bicyclist was transported to a Toledo trauma center after crashing her bike Monday afternoon.
Huron River Joint Fire District Chief Tom Beck said the woman lost control while heading west down a Snyder Road hill. He said he assumes the bicyclist hit some gravel before losing control and landing face-first on the pavement.
When Beck asked a North Central EMS paramedic about the extent of the victim’s injuries, the chief said he was told the woman had mainly head injuries. Paramedics didn’t provide firefighters with the woman’s full name, only her first name: Josie.
“They had her covered up with a sheet. I couldn’t see any other injuries,” Beck said.
Five firefighters responded to Snyder Road about 2 miles east of Ohio 99 in Peru Township after being called at 3:26 p.m. Neither the state Highway Patrol nor the Huron County Sheriff’s Office had any officers at the scene.
Beck said the fire crew had about five minutes to establish a landing zone before a LifeFlight helicopter arrived; it left within 10 minutes of touching the ground.
The woman, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, was semi-conscious when she was being loaded into the helicopter, Beck said. The LifeFlight crew flew her to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.