04/17/15 1:23 p.m.
The number of fatal car accidents in northwest Ohio has jumped significantly in 2015.
The State Highway Patrol reports that in the Findlay district, which includes 12 counties in northwest Ohio, there have been 36 crashes and 43 deaths. That’s 19 more accidents than the first four months of 2014.
“This spike in fatalities is concerning. We need motorists to remember the potential consequences when they drive recklessly or neglect to wear a safety belt,” said Captain Gary Allen, Findlay District Commander. “The Patrol will continue to be out on the roads removing unsafe motorists and promoting traffic safety to reverse this trend.”
There were four quadruple-fatals, two double-fatals and four days with more than one deadly accidents per day. Fifty percent of those who died were not wearing seatbelts and alcohol was a factor in more than a third of the crashes.by Read More →