State Police Report 1,268 Crashes During Thanksgiving Holiday

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police investigated 1,268 crashes during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period.

239 people were injured and five people were killed in those 1,268 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police.

The official holiday driving period was Nov. 26 through Nov. 30. During that time, troopers cited 1,041 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 251 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.

State troopers also issued 9,301 speeding citations and arrested 435 operators for driving under the influence. Of the 1,268 crashes investigated by State Police, 66 of those crashes, including three fatal crashes, were alcohol related.

Last year, nine people died and 236 others were injured in 936 crashes to which state troopers responded.

The statistics cover only those crashes investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.

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