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Stark Safe Communities: Every Fatality Accident is Reviewed

A car driven by a suspected carjacker hits a tree on Fulton Road NW near 12th Street. The driver is killed. (Canton police)

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – When someone is killed in a traffic accident in Stark County, it’s just not another slash mark on a bulletin board.

A Fatal Review Board meets four times a year and another coalition gets together six times annually, looking at the three “E”s of accidents.

They are education, enforcement and engineering.

Stark County Safe Communities says sometimes a stop sign or a police officer at the corner can make things safer.

Another big part of it is personal responsibility.

Safe Communities says that’s doing what’s necessary as a driver, pedestrian, or bike or motorcycle rider to be safeā€¦

There have been 24 traffic fatalities so far this year.


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