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Erie Car Crash Attorney 9 Killed 271 Injured In Holiday Crashes

September 8, 2010

September 9, 2010, Erie, PA — The Labor Day weekend is a time for the last road trip of summer. Unfortunately, it brings with it a rash of Pennsylvania car accidents, injuries and deaths. The Pennsylvania State Police have released the statistics on this past weekend’s car accidents and the numbers are eye opening.

9 people were killed and 271 injured in 754 reportable Pennsylvania car crashes over the Labor Day weekend. Locally, there were 15 northwest Pennsylvania car accident injuries. Fortunately, there were no fatalities from Erie car crashes.

Of the 9 fatalities, 8 were reported as not wearing seat belts and 83 of the 754 reportable Pennsylvania car accidents involved alcohol. Of the Erie area car accidents, 4 involved alcohol.

In addition, State Police charged 374 people with DUI and issued 8,105 speeding citations over the holiday weekend.

The statistics were similar to last year’s when there were 9 fatalities, 285 injuries and 654 reportable Pennsylvania car collisions.

At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. we are local Erie car accident lawyers who are committed to educating people about Pennsylvania car accident cases and other injury cases. In addition to the articles and videos that are available to you here on our site we’ve also authored a book that we offer for free to people who’ve been injured in Pennsylvania car crashes. In “The Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania Car Accident Cases: A Roadmap to Justice ” we explain all the ins and outs of Pennsylvania car accidents, from the insurance you buy, to what to do after an accident to how to choose the right Erie lawyer for you and your case.

Click on the link above to order your free copy. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Erie injury lawyers, call today at 814-273-2010 or locally at 814-273-2010.