The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 586 accidents as of daybreak today.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 31, 2012
UPDATED 5:45 a.m., Jan. 2. Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers have investigated 585 accidents as of daybreak today, Jan. 1, which included 266 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: The fatal crashes …
Speed, alcohol or failure to wear a seat belt are blamed in almost all of the fatal crashes.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 26, 2012
The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended at midnight with 19 traffic fatalities reported across the state. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 of the 19 fatal crashes that occurred between 6 p.m. Wednesday and midnight. The 19 traffic fatalities is one more than in 2011. State troopers investigated a total of 622 traffic crashes during the period that resulted in 263 injuries. Of the 11 traffic deaths investigated by troopers, alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in 4 of the crashes, and 7 of the victims were not using seat belts. There was one fatal pedestrian collision investigated by troopers. Local law enforcement agencies investigated eight of the fatal crashes, including a single-vehicle accident in Forsyth…