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Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities

motor vehicle crashesAccording to an early estimate published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the first 9 months of 2020, 28,190 people died in motor vehicle crashes compared to 26,941 during the same period in 2019. This is an increase of 4.6% in car accident deaths in the U.S. while at the same time the number of miles travelled decreased by 14.5%.

First a Decline in Death During the Lockdown, Then an Explosion of Fatalities

The data from the NHTSA shows that during the first few months of the coronavirus shutdown, fatalities significantly declined and then exploded as everything gradually began to open. In March 2020, car accident deaths in the United States were down by 7.7%, in April 19%, and in May by 2.7%. However, there was a jump of 16% in deaths just one month later in June 2020 as compared to June 2019, by 13% in July, by13% in August, and by 13% in September.

There were several factors that caused the unexpected spike in car crash fatalities. As the roads became less crowded and the police became less reluctant to give traffic citations due to COVID-19, accident date shows an increase number of serious collisions involving speed, alcohol and the use of drugs. Motorists overall became more and more reckless on the road.

Similar Trends in NYC

New York City, similar to almost everywhere else in the country, saw similar trends. The number of car crash fatalities in NYC reached a record low in March 2020, but increased slightly in April and May, and then jumped in June. Since the implementation of the Vision Zero program in New York City at the beginning of 2014, car accident deaths never increased above 28. However, 35 deaths were recorded in September 2020. And the numbers seem to be increasing every month since.

Contact Our New York Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with our legal team, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 212-385-4410.

 

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