Did you know that 18,350 passenger cars were involved in fatal crashes in 2009? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System, this is equivalent to 40.4 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes. The good news is in that same year, the total number of vehicle occupants killed declined 2,317 fatalities from 2008 with an unfortunately still high number of 24,474 deaths.
In Arizona, traffic fatalities have been decreasing from 2007 to 2009. Traffic fatalities in 2009 accounted to 807 deaths or a 14 percent change from 938 in 2009 (NHTSA-FARS).
Two more victims were killed in another Phoenix car accident when a 2006 Kia struck a house early Friday morning on Osborne Avenue near 25th Street (KPHO 02/04/2011). The driver was a 30-year old man with a 35-year old female passenger. The Phoenix Police Department reported that the driver lost control of the car and hit a home just after midnight.
The two occupants were ejected from the car and later pronounced dead. None of the occupants of the home were injured although the home was severely damaged because of the crash.
Just as the total number of traffic fatalities in Arizona has declined, the number of fatal collisions with passenger cars and fixed objects has decreased as well from 47 cars in 2007, 42 in 2008, to only 32 cars in 2009. Nevertheless, car crashes are still one of the major threats to human health. In fact, they kill more than a million globally each year. Because of this current trend, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by 2020, vehicular accidents will rank third in the list of threats to human health.
Unfortunately, even with all precautions observed, car accidents still occur. As two of the top Arizona car accident lawyers, we urge victims of car crashes to seek for rightful compensation. Drop us a call at (480) 753-4534 for your free consultation, we may be able to help you.