Allen County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol to tackle crash problem
Allen County – The Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are working together to cut down on crash related issues on the west side of Allen County.
Sheriff’s deputies and state troopers will be highly visible during the entire month of August to address the amount of crashes happening on the west side of Allen County. Thus far in 2021, three fatal crashes have occurred on Allen County’s west side, resulting in four deaths. Statistics show a growing number of preventable crashes in the high traffic areas near Eastown Road, Elida Road, and North Cable Road.
“We must emphasize the importance of responsible driving behavior and adherence to traffic laws” said Chief Deputy Todd Mohler. “Many of the crashes we are seeing are easily preventable if drivers would simply pay attention to their surroundings.”
The joint enforcement effort is a preventative measure to try and close the summer driving season on a positive note. “We have lost seven people in 2021 to traffic crashes in Allen County” added Lt. Tim Grigsby, Lima Post commander. “We are determined to do everything we can to keep that number from growing.”
The Allen County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds all motorists to not drive distracted or impaired, and always wear a properly adjusted seat belt.