The holiday driving period (Friday through Monday) saw 693 auto accidents in Pennsylvania to which state police responded. Eleven people were killed and 220 injured. Last year, there were only 6 fatalities but there were 39% more Pennsylvania car crashes and 24% more Pennsylvania car accident injuries.
Two of the reported car accident fatalities were investigated by Troop E, which includes the Erie region.
Seventy-six of the reported accidents were alcohol related, including 4 crashes that resulted in five deaths. In other words, alcohol related accidents accounted for less than 10% of all accidents but almost 50% of accidents involving a fatality.
Six of the eleven people killed in Pennsylvania car accidents were not wearing a seatbelt.
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