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State Police Report Holiday Crash Statistics

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 7:50 pm    

The Pennsylvania State Police recently reported that during the New Year’s holiday driving period between December 31, 2013 and January 2, 2014 there were 836 crashes investigated by the State Police.  These crashes resulted in 146 individuals being injured and one person being killed.  In comparison, last year during the New Year’s holiday driving period the State Police only investigated 377 crashes.

In their press release, the State Police also noted that of the 836 crashes investigated, 36 were alcohol-related.  During this holiday period the State Police issued slightly over 3,000 speeding violations and made 220 arrests for driving under the influence. Importantly, these crash numbers cover only incidents investigated by the State Police and do not include crashes that were investigated by other law enforcement agencies.  Thus, the total number of crashes and injuries occurring during the 2014 New Year’s holiday season is obviously significantly higher.

If you, or someone you know, sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision in Central Pennsylvania, contact the Law Office of Bill Pelhan at 717-392-6362 to learn more about your rights and legal options.