Car accidents leave millions of people injured each year. In the U.S. alone, 2,217,000 were hurt in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). With this, car accidents continue to be a main concern in many parts of the world.
In recent news, two people were hurt in a Mesa car accident when a vehicle crashed through a smoke shop’s front window ending up in the middle (AZ Central 07/01/2011). The store manager and another person were hit and the former was taken to the hospital after acquiring a non-life threatening leg injury.
The driver was also sent to the hospital as a precaution and treated for minor injuries.
Police say the incident occurred 11 p.m. Wednesday near Main Street and Sosaman Road in Mesa. The crash which destroyed several display cases, and damaged lounge furniture did not result in structural damage to the shop.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident.
Injuries from car accidents can cause disabilities and even death. NHTSA’s data show that in 2009, 33,808 people died in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways. Fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for the year was 1.13 which was actually an all-time low. Injury rate was at 74 per 100 million VMT.
Though fatality rate reached a historic low, authorities and safety advocates believe that numbers can be pushed further low. You can help by following all traffic rules and avoiding alcohol which a major factor in fatal vehicle crashes around the world.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona as the result of someone else’s negligence please call our Mesa auto accident attorneys for your free consultation at (480) 389-2463.