August 2020 Press Release

Safe Communities announced today there have been six fatal crashes to date, compared to eight at this time last year.

A mid-year review of traffic statistics for Wood County has revealed very concerning trends:

  • 35% of all crashes involve youthful drivers
  • 34% of all crashes involve mature drivers
  • 24% of all crashes involve some extent of injury
  • 14% of all crashes had unbelted drivers and passengers
  • 12% of all crashes involve speed
  • 12% of all crashes were as a result of the driver failing to yield
  • Wednesday is the #1 day for crashes, followed closely by Friday and Thursday

Let’s strive to make the second half of 2020 safer on the roads.

For More Information:
Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or

Updated: 09/08/2020 04:36PM