Crashes up Nearly 30-percent Over Last Year

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Fri February 14, 2014

Crashes up Nearly 30-percent Over Last Year

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The rash of accidents has put a strain on police budgets
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Police were inundated with slideoffs, crashes and multi-car pileups on Southwest Michigan roads over the past two months and the unrelenting snow and bitter cold. Police agencies within the Michigan State Police's Fifth District handled 3,907 traffic crashes -- an average of 63 a day -- in January, up 30 percent from the 2,982 recorded in January 2013, according to crash data collected by MSP.