Failure to yield sends Mason man to hospital with serious injuries

GREEN TWP., Ohio -- Failure to yield at a stop sign played a role in a two-vehicle crash that led to a 75-year-old man being rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to law enforcement officials.

The wreck occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Harrison and Drew avenues in Green Township when a vehicle driven by James Bullock, 75, of Mason was struck by 18-year-old Nicholas Miller's 2008 Toyota Scion.

Bullock failed to yield at a stop sign on Drew Avenue and turned into the path of Miller's eastbound vehicle on Harrison Avenue, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Miller's car struck the driver-side of Bullock's vehicle, causing it to go off the right side of the roadway and down an embankment.

Officials with the Green Township Fire Department had to mechanically extricate Bullock from his vehicle. He is receiving treatment at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is listed in "serious condition," according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Bullock's front-seat passenger, Kathleen McSwigan, 72, of Cincinnati, was able to get out of the vehicle on her own. She received treatment for minor injuries at UCMC and is expected to be OK.

The release from the sheriff's office indicates Miller was able to exit his vehicle without assistance but he was transported to Good Samaritan West Ridge Hospital as a precaution.

Speed wasn't a factor in the crash, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff, which said they don't believe drugs or alcohol played a role either.

Bullock was cited for failing to yield after stopping for a stop sign.

All three people were wearing seat belts, according to the sheriff's office.

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