City: Ottawa, Ohio
County: Putnam, Ohio
Date of Accident: June 9, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1992 Mercury Grand Am
An accident occurred and resulted in injuries for a 28-year-old man in Ottawa, Putnam, Ohio, on June 9, 2013 at approximately 4:01 am. Reports from the ODPS are that a 1992 Mercury Grand Am full size car was being driven by the man, south on State Route 65. The reports further alleged that the driver was fleeing at high speed from an Ottawa Police Officer who was attempting a traffic stop. The man allegedly failed to maintain control of the vehicle through the curve. It went off the right side of the roadway, struck a power pole then struck a guardrail. Ottawa Fire EMS transported the man to St. Rita's, after which he was charged with operating his vehicle without reasonable control. Keebler's towed the car.
There were 1,219 accidents in 2010 in which drivers were operating the vehicles in an erratic manner, which resulted in injuries. In 2011, Ottawa, Putnam, Ohio, whose population was 4,367, suffered 0 injury crashes which resulted in 0 injuries. Crashes that were caused by drivers traveling at unsafe speed in 2011 were 4, 778 that caused injuries. Accidents, which saw vehicles striking utility poles, were 2,936 in 2011. Accidents that involved guardrail ends were 343, while those accidents that involved guardrail faces were 1,207, which resulted in injuries, in the category of first harmful event in unit of error.