State police reported 900 crashes with eight deaths from Dec. 24 to 26

Credit: Wiki Commons
Credit: Wiki Commons

From Christmas Eve through Dec. 26th, Pennsylvania State Police investigated 900 crashes, which resulted in 255 injuries and eight deaths.

According to state police, which released the statistics on Dec. 27,  shows that 41 of the 900 crashes were alcohol-related and involved two fatalities. The stats also show that seven of the eight victims were not wearing their seat belts.

Police said there were 151 arrests for driving under the influence, and 983 speeding tickets were issued during the three-day period.

State Police said it also cited 193 drivers  for failure to wear their seat belts, and issued citations to 23 drivers for failing to properly restrain children in child safety seats.

“During last year’s four-day Christmas holiday driving period, seven people were killed and 315 others were injured in 1,336 crashes investigated by State Police,” according to a news release.

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