KHP Reports 5 Fatal Accidents Over Holiday Weekend

By: Release (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: Release (Posted by Josh Mabry)

From the Kansas Highway Patrol

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Christmas weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. During that time, the Patrol worked four fatal crashes, which resulted in five fatalities. None of the fatal crashes were alcohol-related. The Patrol did work four separate DUI-related accidents.

Information in the table is compared to 2011’s Christmas holiday weekend data, which was for a shorter reporting period, 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the holiday (December 23, 2011), until 11:59 p.m. the Monday following the holiday (December 26, 2011).

Activity-- 2012-- 2011
Total Fatal Crashes -- 4 -- 0
Total Fatalities -- 5 -- 0
DUI Related Crashes -- 4 -- 3
DUI Related Fatalities -- 0 -- 0
DUI Arrests -- 21 -- 22
Speed Citations -- 1,003 -- 670
Speed Warnings -- 1,205 -- 761
Adult Seatbelt Citations-- 264 -- 162
Adult Seatbelt Warnings -- 18 -- 18
Teen Seatbelt Citations -- 4 -- 0
Teen Seatbelt Warnings -- 1 -- 0
Child Restraint Citations -- 26 -- 23
Child Restraint Warnings -- 4 -- 3
Motorists Assisted -- 1,176 -- 858


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185061371 - wibw.com/a?a=185061371