Intersections facilitate the flow of traffic and are, no doubt, critical to the infrastructure of every city’s roadways. Despite the critical role they play, however, they are also often the scenes of car accidents. In this blog series, we will highlight and discuss some important facts to know about intersection car accidents, based on research conducted by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).
While the facts discussed herein provide some interesting and insightful information about intersection car accidents, don’t hesitate to contact a Denver car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm if you or someone you love has been hurt in any type of traffic accident.
Intersection Car Accidents: Here’s What You Should Know….
Fact 1 – Intersection car accidents make up more than 36 percent of all motor vehicle accidents.
In fact, as the NHTSA reports, there were a total of 2.189 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). Of these nearly 2.2 million crashes, nearly 787,240 were intersection car accidents. In other terms, this means that nearly 4 out of every 10 motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. are intersection car accidents.
Fact 2 – About 96 percent of all intersection car accidents were at least partially caused by some type of driver error.
What may be more shocking than the previous fact is this fact – that the vast majority of intersection car accidents can be attributed to some type of driver mistake or error. While this may be surprising on the surface, consider the following:
- Drivers have to make a lot of judgment calls and may even have to respond quickly to changing driving conditions at intersections.
- When drivers are less than careful, attentive and/or sober when driving, it’s far more likely they will miss important visual cues, respond to slowly or do something else that can significantly increase the risk of intersection car accidents.
Be sure to look for the additional parts of this blog series that will be posted soon!
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If you or a loved one has been hurt in any type of motor vehicle accident, it’s time to contact a Denver car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm. For nearly four decades, our trusted legal professionals have been successfully resolving our clients’ cases and helping injured people obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
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