CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — Youngstown resident Dominic Bloom was recognized by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Sunday after his seatbelt saved him during a crash.
The crash happened on I-680 in Mahoning County on March 26.
OSHP trooper Daniel Deluca presented him with a “Saved by the Belt” certificate and license plate bracket.
“Dominic is a living testimony to the effectiveness of safety belts,” said Canfield Post Commander Lt. Bradley Bucey.
Early data from 2021 shows that 565 people were killed in crashes in Ohio where a seatbelt was available but not being used.
The “Saved by the Belt” club is a joint effort between over 400 Ohio law enforcement agencies and ODOT that recognizes people who have benefited from using a seatbelt.