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Car accident fatalities and injuries rise in 2012

By Ken Gibson on July 29, 2013

According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, fatalities and injuries on the roadways increased in 2012.

Here are some of the disturbing statistics:

775 people were killed, a 1.44 percent increase from 2011.

67,004 people were injured, a 5.71 percent increase from 2011.

Other findings in the recent DMV report indicate that alcohol and speed are the primary factors in car accidents, but that drivers distracted by phone calls, texting, and emailing are on the rise.

During summer months, drivers are in the “Bermuda Triangle” of accident-prone holidays — Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day– days that see fatalities rise from an average of two per day throughout Virginia to 16-20 on these busy holidays.

The attorneys and staff at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys encourage you to drive safe and sober and avoid the risks of high speed and distracted driving. We don’t want you to become another statistic.

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