Fatal crashes on the rise in Wood County - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Fatal crashes on the rise in Wood County

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) - On Thursday, the Wood County Safe Communities released a monthly comparison of fatal crashes between 2012 and 2011, showing an increase. 

Compared to the same time last year, Wood County has nine additional fatal crashes, with a total of 16 fatal crashes for 2012. Of those who lost their lives on Wood County roads, six were males, the same number in 2011. A total of 11 females lost their lives on Wood County roads, compared to four females the same time last year.

Officials say there are many hot spots for wrecks scattered across the county, such as the intersection of Route 20 and Lime City Road. They believe the spike in these statistics result from a number of reasons, including distracted driving, people crossing lanes, and high speeds.

With $35,533 in grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety Traffic Safety Office, Wood County has launched a Safe Communities Program. Efforts will be set in motion to educate the public on the dangers of not wearing seatbelts, driving while impaired, distracted driving, along with increasing motorcycle safety and awareness. 

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Sylvania police find missing adult

    Sylvania police find missing adult

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:09 PM EST2017-11-23 18:09:52 GMT

    Sylvania police are searching for a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police say 82-year-old Charles Fackelman was last seen at the VFW Post 2898 on west Alexis Road in Toledo around 8 p.m. Fackelman is described as a white male standing at five feet five inches and weighing 158 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. Police say he was seen leaving the VFW in a black and white cab. Police say Fackelman suffers from dementia.  Anyone with information should call 911.&nbs...

    More >>

    Sylvania police are searching for a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police say 82-year-old Charles Fackelman was last seen at the VFW Post 2898 on west Alexis Road in Toledo around 8 p.m. Fackelman is described as a white male standing at five feet five inches and weighing 158 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. Police say he was seen leaving the VFW in a black and white cab. Police say Fackelman suffers from dementia.  Anyone with information should call 911.&nbs...

    More >>
  • Toledo's third-annual Turkey Chase draws record-breaking crowd

    Toledo's third-annual Turkey Chase draws record-breaking crowd

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:22 PM EST2017-11-23 17:22:05 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A record-breaking 3,095 people joined in the race for a good cause. 

    More >>

    A record-breaking 3,095 people joined in the race for a good cause. 

    More >>
  • Cherry Street's mission is to serve the needy on Thanksgiving

    Cherry Street's mission is to serve the needy on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:41 AM EST2017-11-23 16:41:08 GMT
    (Source: Cherry Street Mission Ministries)(Source: Cherry Street Mission Ministries)

    The mission is teaming with the Real Seafood Company and its owner Mike Gibbons for the eighth year in a row to not only hand out meals in house, but also deliver them to a thousand homes in the area. 

    More >>

    The mission is teaming with the Real Seafood Company and its owner Mike Gibbons for the eighth year in a row to not only hand out meals in house, but also deliver them to a thousand homes in the area. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly