Earlier this week a Holliston-Hopkinton Patch reader observed that she has seen what she believed to be an abnormal amount of crashes during the summer months.
She wondered whether the summertime or specifically this summer was more dangerous for drivers in and around town.
According to Holliston Police Chief John Moore the town responds to an average of 240 crashes per year, spread out fairly evenly over the four seasons.
So far this summer, June 1 through today, the Holliston Police Department has responded to 52 crashes with about two weeks remaining.
Seasons were broken up as follows: Winter, December to February. Spring, March to May. Summer, June to August. Fall September to November.
The outlier over the past three years was the winter 2010-2011. There were 81 crashes that season which Moore attributes to the extreme weather and snowfall.
- Summer (2013) - 52 (note: not complete yet)
- Spring (2013) - 61
- Winter (2012-13) - 55
- Fall (2012) - 53Summer (2012) - 49
- Spring (2012) - 65
- Winter (2011-12) - 63
- Fall (2011) - 60
- Summer (2011) - 52
- Spring (2011) - 47
- Winter (2010-11) - 81 (note: extreme weather season - snow, etc.)