December 1, 2010, ERIE, PA — A recent Erie Times News article laid it out: more people were killed in Pennsylvania over this Thanksgiving holiday than in any previous holiday this year.
According to information released by the Pennsylvania State Police, 17 people were killed and 348 injured in 1,101 traffic accidents in Pennsylvania during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Notably, these statistics only capture those accidents investigated by the state police. Accidents investigated by other police agencies, such as those occurring in the City of Erie, are not reflected in the report.
The numbers this season are stunningly high. Last year, only 3 people were killed over the holiday season. There is no apparent reason for this year’s record high number of fatalities and the shift may be a statistical anomaly but there is nevertheless good reason for Pennsylvania motorists to be extra cautious when traveling during the holiday season.
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