You might think that due to the closure of schools and offices throughout the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that the New Haven auto accident fatality rate would have been way down this year, but it is in fact higher then ever. This follows a nationwide trend over the first part of 2020.
According to a study by the National Safety Council, the fatality rate on Connecticut roads was up 44% in the first part of 2020. Even while the state was shutdown tending to a global pandemic outbreak, traffic on the roads was leading to a higher date rate then the previous year.
The country as a whole saw a jump of 14% in the fatality rate based on miles driven and states throughout the country experienced the same with increases in the following states:
- New York
- North Carolina
While some states across the country saw their fatality rate drop during the pandemic, the overall increase leads one to conclude that the resulting overall higher fatality rate could be linked to riskier driving behaviors.
If your loved one was killed in a New Haven auto accident you may need help navigate your case. Contact our office and our experienced attorneys will review the details of the accident.