Thursday, January 14, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Early Data Indicates Rise in Car Accident Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its official fatality statistics for 2014, indicating a small but overall decline in traffic deaths from the previous year. While this is good news, the agency followed up the report with a sobering outlook for 2015. Preliminary data reveals 16,225 lives were lost in car accidents during the first half of 2015 – an 8.1% increase over the same period the previous year. The report broke down the statistics regionally, with the section that includes Maryland showing a troubling 13% increase in motor vehicle deaths over the same period the previous year. Final Crash Data for 2014 An alarming 32,675 people were fatally injured and another 2.3 million incurred non-fatal injuries in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. Nationwide, 4,884 pedestrians and 726 cyclists were struck by motor vehicles and killed Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths (31% of all crash fatalities) Speed was a factor in crashes that

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