This is no surprise, considering the fact that 5.5 million vehicles crashed nationwide in 2009. The highest fatality rate was young adults, ages 21 to 24, and the lowest was children, ages 5-9. 39% of these crashes involved alcohol, and 50% happened on roads with a posted speed limit of 55 mph or more.
In addition, the majority of fatal accidents occurred on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. And a whopping 66% of these involved alcohol.
While these statistics may frighten us, they can also teach us some lessons. For instance, it simply NEVER pays to drink and drive. Wearing seat belts has been proven again and again to save lives, and focusing on driving, not cell phones or other distractions, can go a long way towards safer travel.
Yet, in the long run, we can read all the statistics ever created, practice every safety measure recommended and still end up in a serious Tennessee car crash because someone else is not as careful as we are. And when this happens, our lives can be turned upside down.
Whether a drunk driver hits us, a patch of black ice sends us out of control, or a loose dog runs in front of us, the resulting accidents can cause so much anguish.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Tennessee car crash, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Bailey & Greer may be able to help you recover. Call us today toll free at 888-470-9143 to request a free consultation. Or, simply fill out the confidential form on this page for a quick response.