New numbers have been released regarding the number of car accidents that took place in Pennsylvania during this year’s Christmas driving period.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, 900 crashes occurred, resulting in 255 injuries and eight deaths. Of those crashes, more than 40 involved a drunken driver, with two people dying from their injuries. Seven of the eight deaths included people who were not wearing their seatbelts.
Troopers were busy enforcing the law during this time, as they made over 150 DUI arrests and issued 983 speeding tickets.
In 2012’s four-day Christmas driving period, 315 people were injured and seven died as a result of 1,300 crashes.