One Dead, 133 Injured in New Year’s Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police

HARRISBURG, Pa. – During the three-day New Year’s holiday driving period, which took place from December 31, 2014 through January 2, 2015, State Police investigated a total of 404 crashes.

The crashes resulted in 133 injuries and one death. Forty-five of the crashes were alcohol-related.

Troopers made 277 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 5,634 speeding citations during the holiday period.

State Police also cited 485 individuals for failure to wear seatbelts and cited an additional 85 for failure to properly restrain children in child safety seats.

During last year’s three-day New Year’s driving period, one person was killed and 146 were injured in 836 crashes investigated by the State Police. The holiday period began on December 31, 2013 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on January 2, 2014.

These crash numbers cover only those incidents investigated by the State Police and do not include statistics on crashes that were investigated by other law enforcement agencies.

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