Traffic signal leads to several crashes at Rossford intersection

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Aftermore than a dozen serious accidents at State Route 795 and Crossroads Parkwayin Rossford, the city is taking steps to make the intersection safer.

RossfordPolice Chief Glenn Goss says that intersection is dangerous. Now the city isworking with ODOT to change that.

Thetraffic lights at the intersection only show a left-hand turn arrow for a fewmoments. Once the signal disappears, some drivers think they still have theright-of-way. This has been the cause of several accidents and near-misses.

"Bychanging the timing of the left-hand turns and preventing oncoming traffic fromcoming at that same time, I think we'll have a much safer intersection," Gosssaid.

Cityofficials say they will have a plan in action by October, and hope a longersignal will lead to fewer crashes.

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