PSP: One Killed and 86 Injured in New Year’s Holiday Accidents
HARRISBURG – One person was killed and 86 were injured in the 377 accidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the New Year’s holiday driving period.
From Dec. 31, 2012, through Jan. 1, 2013, state police investigated a total of 377 accidents. Of those, 55 were alcohol-related.
Troopers made 184 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 1,884 speeding citations during the holiday period. State police also cited 233 individuals for failure to wear seatbelts and cited an additional 32 for failure to properly restrain children in child safety seats.
During last year’s four-day New Year’s driving period, 10 people were killed and 172 were injured in 552 accidents investigated by the state police. The holiday period began on Dec. 30, 2011 and ended on Jan. 2, 2012.
These accident numbers cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include statistics on accidents that were investigated by other law enforcement agencies.