Police Release 2006 Traffic Statistics

by Ramonica R. Jones The Lufkin Police Department has released its 2006 report on traffic statistics. Two people died in Lufkin traffic accidents last year compared to four the previous year. Overall, police investigated slightly fewer crashes last year than they did in 2005. The Lufkin Police Department investigated more than 1,200 traffic accidents last year. More than 87 percent of the people involved in those wrecks were not hurt. The study showed a 19 percent decline in minor injuries compared to 2005 and a 49 percent drop in serious injuries.