A man was conscious but shaken up after rolling his car over Tuesday afternoon in Penfield Township, according to family members.
The driver, William Duta, 66, of Wellington, drifted off the road in his 2015 Kia Sorrento while traveling east on Peck Wadsworth Road and struck a mailbox.
After attempting to correct his path, he swerved left of center before going off the right side of the road once more, colliding with an embankment and flipping his car over in front of a residence and narrowly avoiding a tree, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper David Simpson.
Duta told family members he had swerved to avoid hitting a dog, but police were unable to confirm that. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin with mild injuries.
“He left the house and was going to Home Depot,” said Duta’s wife, Carol. “My daughter came and told me Dad was in an accident and totaled the car. He is definitely someone who would swerve to avoid hitting an animal. I don’t know if he had a stroke. He’s had two since last April and could’ve had a mini-stroke.”
She said her husband was uncomfortable and not too sure of what had happened after the crash.
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