Over the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical counting period, there were four fatal vehicle accidents in Virginia. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving in more than a decade.
The statistical counting period began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and concluded at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 28. The fatal crashes occurred in Albemarle, Chesterfield, Fairfax and Spotsylvania counties. Of those crashes, one involved a pedestrian and another was not wearing a seatbelt. This is a decrease from 2020 when there were 12 traffic fatalities during the five-day counting period.
State troopers also cited 5,127 speeders and 1,565 reckless drivers. They also arrested 65 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited 477 drivers for failing to buckle up themselves and/or juvenile passengers.
State police responded to 1,273 traffic crashes across the commonwealth, with 139 of those resulting in injuries. They also assisted 1,151 disabled or str...
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