Norwalk Reflector: Troopers to focus on problem intersections

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Troopers to focus on problem intersections

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Mar 5, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Crashes caused by intersection-related violations have accounted for 23 percent of the total crashes in 2019.

Motorists are urged to use caution and common courtesy when approaching and traveling through all intersections. Stop sign and other failure-to-yield violations will be a focus of enforcement in the month of March.

The state Highway Patrol is asking all motorists to remain cautious and watch cross traffic as they approach intersections in an effort to reduce the probability of being involved in a traffic crash. If it is found the traffic violation was caused as a result of the driver being distracted, enhanced traffic fines will be applied and they could total up to $215.

The following intersections in Huron County continue to be areas of concern when it comes to traffic crashes:

• U.S. 20 at Ohio 601;

• Ohio 18 at Ohio 601;

• Ohio 103 at Ohio 598;

• Ohio 4 at Ohio 113;

• U.S. 20 at Hartland Center Road;

• Ohio 18 at Hartland Center Road.

Troopers from the Norwalk post will maintain high visibility at these intersections and use strict enforcement of failure to yield violations, as well as other crash causing violations, to make Huron County roads safer.

Just Friday there was a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Hartland Center Road. Four people were injured in the crash, which occurred at 8:16 a.m. 

Heather D. Long, 41, of Brunswick, was driving a 2004 Hyundai Sonata south on Hartland Center Road when she failed to stop at the posted stop sign at U.S. 20 and entered the path of an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, resulting in a collision, troopers said.

As always, the patrol asks drivers to call # 677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.

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