California Ranks #2 in the Nation for Traffic Accident Fatalities According to Recent Data
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released their most recent data about car accidents and fatalities in the United States. The numbers do not paint a favorable picture of the state for driver safety in California.
In fact, according to the most recent data, California was ranked the second most dangerous state in the nation for fatalities caused by car accidents.
The NHTSA data included a number of disturbing statistics about traffic accidents in California, including:
• 3,074 motorists were fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents in California in 2014. This number was the
second highest in the country, behind only Texas.
• 991 of these fatalities, or nearly 1 out of every 3 deaths, was classified as "speeding related."
• 1,618 of fatally injured motorists were occupants of passenger vehicles.
• 114 fatalities were reported in Sacramento County in 2014.
The NHTSA keeps detailed data on all motor vehicle accidents in the United States for the purposes of improving public safety and reducing the number of preventable car accidents nationwide. Much more must be done in California to increase driver safety and reduce the number of tragic car, truck and motorcycle accidents that are claiming thousands of lives every year.
At Del Rio & Carichoff, Sacramento Car Accident and Personal Injury law firm, we remind all Sacramento and California drivers to slow down, drive defensively, and keep your eyes on the road at all times.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, call the experienced Sacramento Car Accident attorneys at Del Rio & Carichoff right away. When you call, you will speak with one of our dedicated, compassionate lawyers absolutely FREE.
We will investigate every detail of your accident and fight to make sure your rights are protected. At Del Rio & Carichoff, you will never pay an attorney's fee up front. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.