Deadly automobile accidents are a tragic daily occurrence across the United States. In 2013 (the latest year complete data is available), 32,719 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The good news is that over the past 10 years, there has been an almost 25% reduction in the number of fatalities on the nation’s roadways.
If you’re like most of us, when you see or read about a fatal crash you’re left wondering what went wrong. Was someone driving impaired? Did the weather contribute to the mishap? Why did the accident happen at this particular location? Was someone not paying attention or distracted?