Connecticut State Police: New Year’s Weekend Crashes Up 80%

 Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 CT Post

Slippery conditions from a Saturday snowfall helped cause a big increase in the number of accidents investigated by State Police during the long New Year’s holiday weekend. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, troopers responded to 494 accidents. That number is a nearly 80 percent increase from the 276 accidents investigated in the 2016 New Year’s weekend. Troopers also reported that 54 people were injured in those accidents, 20 more than the 2016 figure.
Two of those accidents were fatalities.