LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reports there were no fatal traffic crashes on Allen County roadways during the month of November this year.
During the first 11 months of 2019, there have been seven fatal crashes resulting in nine fatalities in the county. During the same 11-month period in 2018, there were eight fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities.
The coalition’s year-to-date report shows that two of this year’s fatal crashes involved drivers impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Three of the victims were properly using safety belts, one was not property restrained and seat belt use by three other victims was not known. Two victims were motorcyclists who were not wearing helmets, the report states.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each traffic fatality has a comprehensive cost of $5,811,333. Total comprehensive costs for 2019 Allen County traffic fatalities is $52,301,997.