Iowa State Patrol reports 97 crashes over Fourth of July weekend
The Iowa State Patrol reported that there were 97 traffic accidents during the Fourth of July weekend in the state this year, according to an article of KCCI Des Moines.
Police authorities said 41 of the 97 crashes from the weekend involved injuries. The Iowa State Patrol added that their officers performed around 241 motorist assists in total during the event. This year, approximately 186 fatal accidents have occurred, which is significantly higher than the five-year crash average of 147 by this time of the year. Data showed there were 128 fatal vehicular accidents in 2015, 127 in 2014, 134 in 2013, and 176 in 2012.
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