Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 5:38 pm
The Pennsylvania State Police reported investigating a total of 695 crashes between July 3 – 6, 2014. Seventy-two of those crashes were alcohol-related, resulting in two fatalities. A total of eight people were killed in the crashes between July 3 – 6, 2014 and 247 people were injured.
This was a decrease in the number of people killed compared to the 4th of July holiday in 2013. In that year there were eleven fatalities and 811 crashes investigated by the State Police.
The State Police also reported issuing over 9,000 speeding tickets during this holiday period and issuing 201 citations to motorists for not securing children in safety seats. While the number of crashes reported by the Pennsylvania State Police may seem high, these statistics do not include crashes which are investigated by other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
Source: The Ephrata Review, July 9, 2014