State Troopers Busy Across Area During Holiday

SKIPPACK PA – Ninety-three vehicular crashes and 16 crash injuries, all of which occurred in Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties during the three-day (July 3-5, 2018) Fourth of July holiday weekend, were investigated by Pennsylvania State Police Troop K, according to a report the troopers issued Friday (July 6).

The accident total was the highest among all 16 troops in the state, it showed. At least two of the crashes involved alcohol-impaired drivers, state statistics indicated.

During the holiday across its three-county territory, Troop K patrols also issued 16 citations for driving under the influence, 311 for speeding, 9 for child seat violations, 90 for seatbelt violations, and 54 seatbelt warnings. Troops also issued 722 other citations in a variety of incidents, and made 25 arrests.

Troop K operates from barracks in Skippack, Philadelphia, and Media PA.

Statewide, troopers investigated a total of 581 crashes that resulted in injuries to 146 people, according to the report. Troopers responded to two fatal crashes, in which three people were killed. Alcohol was a factor in 37 of the crashes investigated. The grim statistics, however, compare favorably to the same holiday period in 2017, which spanned four days and saw 13 people killed and 259 others injured in 741 crashes.

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