Brunswick Division of Police
Medina County Safe Communities Program Releases
Final 2014 County Traffic Fatalities Update







If you want to check out traffic or an incident on 71 at 303, ODOT now has a camera there.

The quick way to get the view is to go to http://ohgo.com/dashboard/cleveland.  Pick the icon on the right side that looks like a movie camera.  Also, radars installed all along the freeway measure traffic speed and the road on the map will change color to indicate general traffic speed.

If you want to see larger camera views, go to http://www.buckeyetraffic.org.
“An increase in fatal crashes for Medina County is a very unfortunate thing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, as well as their families and friends.  An increase in these numbers does not dampen the resolve of those law enforcement professional who do their best to maintain safety for the public through speed reduction, occupant restraint efforts and arresting impaired drivers.  We hope 2015 brings a safer year on the streets and roadways and encourage everyone to drive safely, wear their safety belt and don’t let family or friends drink and drive.” said Chief Carl Deforest of the Brunswick Division of Police.

“In 2014, Medina County experienced a significant increase in fatal crashes as compared to last year.  In 2013, there were only two fatal crashes with two people losing their life.  In 2014, there were a total of 14 crashes resulting in 15 deaths.  The Ohio State Patrol along with our law enforcement partners are committed to reducing fatal crashes in 2015.  Motorist can do their part by always buckling up and not driving while impaired” said Lieutenant Mark A. Neff Post Commander of the Medina Highway Patrol Post.

“The Medina County OVI Task Force encourages all citizens to be responsible and make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking.  In 2015 our partner agencies on the task force will be working together to conduct sobriety checkpoints and aggressive saturation patrols to take impaired motorists of off our streets.” said Lt. Brian Ohlin of the Brunswick Division of Police and Commander of the Medina County OVI Task Force.


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As of December 31, 2014, Medina County has had fourteen fatal crashes with fifteen people killed.

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Brunswick Division of Police
Medina County Safe Communities Program Releases
2015 County Traffic Fatalities Update







As of February 12, 2015, Medina County has had one fatal crash with one person killed.

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“One life lost, is one too many.  We need to do everything we can to reduce or eliminate fatal crashes.” said Chief Carl Deforest of the Brunswick Division of Police.

“According to the CDC, every day in the United States almost 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.  This amounts to one death every 51 minutes.  This is unacceptable and as a law enforcement officer and traffic safety advocate I encourage our citizens to be proactive and take steps to ensure your friends and loved ones do not get behind the wheel when they have been drinking.” said Lt. Brian Ohlin of the Brunswick Division of Police and Commander of the Medina County OVI Task Force.

“So far in 2015, we have recorded one fatal crash in Medina County.  Unfortunately, the victim from this crash was not wearing a seat belt.  I would urge every motorist to take the time to buckle up.  Wearing your seat belt greatly increases your odds of surviving a crash.   Please do your part in making this a safe year for all of us in Medina County.” said Lieutenant Mark A. Neff Post Commander of the Medina Highway Patrol Post.