Law enforcement representatives and Allen County Coroner, Dr. Gary Beasley, released the 2013 Allen County Fatal Crash Summary on Friday at the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission. The report that was released included several facts and statistics that have prompted law enforcement to pay special attention to traffic safety, especially on Super Bowl weekend.
Allen County Fatal Crash Summary
Below facts taken from LimaOhio.com
- There were seven fatal crashes, resulting in seven fatalities in 2013, the same numbers as 2012
- Two crashes occurred in the City of Lima, two in Bath Township and one each in Marion, American and Richland townships
- Of the seven crashes, 71-percent occurred on dry pavement during clear or cloudy conditions
- Two of the crashes involved impaired driving, while one was speed related
- No fatal crashes occurred during any holiday period
Being that it is Super Bowl Sunday, law enforcement officials said that they would be increased their patrols to help prevent drunk driving, as many individuals will be attending game day parties. Sheriff Jeff Grey of Mercer County said that there would be additional deputies on patrol this weekend in the following townships:
- Jefferson Township
- Butler Township
- Granville Township
- Liberty Township
Safety during Super Bowl Sunday
Another safety initiative in effect is the “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” campaign. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has joined other agencies in promoting this campaign, hoping to increase the number of designated drivers for the Super Bowl. It involves the promotion of friends and families to pay a role influencing safe and responsible decisions.
Our office certainly hopes that the initiative helps to prevent drunk driving as we have seen the consequences that come from such poor decisions. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, so any way that the community can prevent such accidents is good.
We would also like to ask our readers to be safe this Super Bowl Sunday, along with every other day. Designate a sober driver, and if there is no sober driver, please call a cab or a friend or family member. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not worth it. We could share numerous client stories and cases to help anyone to better understand how impaired driving can result in horrible consequences.
Drunk Driving Accident Victims
We urge anyone involved in a drunk driving accident who has sustained injuries to contact an attorney. When injured in such an accident, it is imperative to have legal representation helping you to receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
To speak to one of the attorneys at our office who help drunk driving accident victims, call 800.637.8170. We have helped previous accident victims secure favorable settlements for their injuries and we can help you to do the same. By calling our office, you have the opportunity to review the accident with an attorney and ask any questions that you have. You will also receive a free case evaluation, allowing you to know the next steps to take regarding legal action.