It is the third week of July and we are more than halfway into the 100 deadliest days (the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day where teens are more often in fatal accidents). Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of children and teenagers. As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we know this all too well.
In 2016, over 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen nationwide. This equates to about ten people per day; an increase of 14% compared to the rest of the year. Night driving and speed are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes, and subsequently fatalities, involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days. The facts are staggering:
- 1 in 10 speed-related accidents involves a teen;
- 1 in 10 nighttime fatalities involves a teen;
- 29% of all motor vehicle deaths involves a teen driver;
- There is a 22% increase in nighttime crashes involving teens during the 100 Deadliest Days.
If you or a loved one was involved a crash, the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help. Our firm offers free consultations and have been representing the injured on the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.