Alcohol-related car accidents are often the cause of severe injuries and fatalities. These incidents affect people across the country and here in Indiana. The statistics involving drunk driving crashes are often shocking, and they highlight the need to continued vigilance on the roadways.
Alcohol-impaired driving is a major concern for all drivers. During the latest reporting year in the US, there were:
During the latest reporting year in Indiana, there were over 200,000 total traffic collisions. Data from the state Department of Transportation states that there were 4,450 total traffic collisions related to alcohol that year. While that number may seem relatively low when compared to the total number of accidents, we know that alcohol-related crashes tend to have higher rates of fatalities and severe injuries.
Out of the alcohol-impaired collisions that year, there were:
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According to the latest Highway Safety Fact Book from the state of Indiana, The highest percentage of hourly fatal an incapacitating injuries due to alcohol-related crashes happened between the hours of 12:00 AM and 4:00 AM.
The single most deadly hour of the week for fatal and incapacitating injuries caused by alcohol during the latest reporting year was on Saturdays between the hours of 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM. The highest rate for total alcohol-impaired crashes (fatal, incapacitating, and non-injury) was Sundays between the hours of 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM.
The following safety tips can help defend you and your loved ones from drunk drivers:
Car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers often result in serious injuries. Those who survive these crashes often sustain the following:
Medical bills for these type of injuries can leave you with crippling debt, if you were hit by a drunk driver, let our Indianapolis car accident attorneys fight for the maximum compensation for your injuries. Fill out a contact form or fall us today, we’re available 24/7.