August 2021 Press Release

Safe Communities announced today that there have been 7 fatal crashes this year to date, compared to 6 this time last year.
A mid-year review of traffic statistics for Wood County has revealed some very concerning trends:

  • 37% of all crashes involve youthful drivers
  • 30% of all crashes involve mature drivers
  • 20% of all crashes involve some extent of injury
  • 15% of all crashes had unbelted drivers and passengers
  • 11% of all crashes involve speed
  • 15% of all crashes were as a result of the driver failing to yield
  • Tuesday is the #1 day for crashes, followed closely by Thursday and Friday

Let’s strive to make the second half of 2021 safer on the roads.

For More Information:

  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or
  • Lt. Scott Wyckhouse Ohio State Highway Patrol  419-352-2481

Updated: 08/03/2021 12:07PM