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Five traffic fatalities reported by KHP during holiday week

December 29, 2012

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The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to four fatality accidents, resulting in five deaths, during the Christmas holiday weekend from Dec. 21 to Dec. 26, according to news release issued by the KHP Friday.

The fatality accidents included the Dec. 21 death of a 36-year-old Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office deputy.

None of the fatality accidents were alcohol related. During a similar time period in 2011, there were no fatality accidents reported.

The KHP also issued more than 1,000 speeding tickets and 1,200 speeding warnings, compared to 670 and 760, respectively, between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 of 2011.

Comments

Bailey Perkins 1 year, 11 months ago

Does it surprise anyone else that nearly all statistics have gone up from 2011 to 2012? How does this compare nationally or just to other states?

Steve Jacob 1 year, 11 months ago

As far as this, we had no weather issues last year for Christmas.

Bailey Perkins 1 year, 11 months ago

I highly doubt a majority of the accidents were weather related. Only certain sections of KS received snowfall.

RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

Chicago? Yeah, . . heard of that place. Most restrictive gun laws of any US city. Yet more law enforcement officers are killed there than any other city. One of the highest violent crime rates of any US city. Where until last June citizens were not allowed to own handguns and effectively still cannot due to expensive licensing. Where, when Mayor Daley was asked how effective his gun control policies have been picked up a rifle from a display and said,"If I shove this up your a** you'll see how effective it is!"

Is that the Chicago you speak of or am I missing something . . .?

Liberty275 1 year, 11 months ago

The losses are sad, but out of a state with 2.5 million people, five traffic deaths over a holiday week is a testament to the improvements built into newer cars and also the extremely fast and efficient emergency response system.

RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm thinkin' those numbers will go much higher for the Dec. 28 - Jan 2 New Years weekend.

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