Archbold, OH

Downtown Bollard Victimized Again

Less than two weeks after a semi mowed down a lighted bollard at the intersection of North Defiance and Stryker streets, it happened again.

An Archbold police report states the semi, driven by Aaron R. Phillips, 50, Toledo, owned by USF Glen Moore, Inc., Heiskell, Tenn., was traveling south on North Defiance Street about 10:34 pm, Thursday, Jan. 27, and attempted a right turn to go west on Stryker Street.

The truck struck the bell bollard at the northwest corner of the intersection, then destroyed the lighted bollard just a few feet west. The vehicle kept going, but a witness pointed the vehicle out to an Archbold police officer. He stopped the truck.

Phillips was cited for violating rules of turning at intersections.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said USF Glen Moore, Inc., was billed $1,300 for damages.

Another mishap occurred 11 days earlier, on Monday, Jan. 17, when a semi cut the corner too close and wiped out the lighted bollard and the pedestrian traffic signals at the intersection. Damage was $1,900.

Both accidents were caught on a video camera installed by the village to monitor intersection safety.

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