Christmas Holiday Crash Statistics Released by State Police

HARRISBURG – During the four-day Christmas holiday driving period, there were 632 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police.  Those crashes resulted in 153 injuries and four deaths.

From Dec. 24 through Dec. 27, state police investigated a total of 632 crashes.  Of those crashes, 54 were alcohol-related and involved one fatality.  Also, three individuals, who died in crashes, were not wearing seat belts.

Troopers made 218 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 2,677 speeding citations during the holiday period.  State police also cited 297 individuals for failure to wear seatbelts and issued citations to 54 drivers for failing to restrain children properly in child safety seats.

During last year’s five-day Christmas holiday driving period, eight people were killed and 224 others were injured in 728 crashes investigated by state police.

The crash numbers cover only those incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include statistics on crashes to which other law-enforcement agencies responded.

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