Increase In Deadly Accidents Over Thanksgiving Holiday

 Increase In Deadly Accidents Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Both the State and the Mother Lode saw an increase in deadly accidents over the Thanksgiving Holiday CHP Maximum Enforcement Period. Wednesday evening through Sunday evening the Calaveras CHP dealt with fifteen accidents. One was a double fatality that claimed the life of a mother and daughter after their vehicle hit a bear on Highway 4 Thanksgiving night. Two other Calaveras County accidents resulted in major injuries with one tied to a DUI. CHP statewide statistic showed a spike in fatal crashes with 50 people killed in 41 traffic collisions, a jump from 31 deaths resulting from 27 accidents last year during the same time period. Of those killed four were pedestrians. CHP made 1057 arrests for Dui, up from 902 last year in the state. 

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