Seven People Killed, 204 Injured in Labor Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the Pennsylvania State Police responded to a total of 684 crashes over the four-day holiday driving period from August 30 to September 2, 2019. The crashes resulted in seven fatalities and 204 people injured.
Fewer crashes were investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the Labor Day holiday weekend compared to the same time in 2018. There was a 5 percent decrease in crashes from the 722 crashes investigated during Labor Day weekend last year.
DUI arrests were also down by 5 percent, from 643 in 2018 to 610 in 2019.
Seven people were killed in seven separate crashes this Labor Day weekend, including one crash that involved alcohol. Troopers issued 11,742 speeding citations, 849 seat belt citations, and 138 citations to travelers for not securing children in safety seats.
These statistics cover only crashes and incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.
Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here.
In addition to enforcing traffic laws, troopers remain proactive in educating the public on traffic safety and applicable regulations. State police community service officers (CSOs) are available to provide a variety of no-cost safety presentations to schools, businesses, and community groups.
To learn more, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
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