Alabama Ranks in Top 5 Deadliest States for Auto Accidents

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases in-depth data on automobile accidents and fatalities from the previous year, which examine national trends and provide state-by-state analysis of reported information. Currently, the most up-to-date data reflect accidents and fatalities from the year 2011. According to the report, Alabama ranks in the top 5 deadliest auto accident states with a fatality average significantly higher than the national average of automobile accidents. Mississippi ranked as the deadliest state for accidents, followed by Montana, Alabama, Wyoming and Arkansas.

Notable statistics for Alabama:
• In Alabama, there are 18.6 automobile accident deaths per 100,00 people; the national average is 10.4
• 45% of all fatalities occurred in cars, 30% in pickup trucks and SUVs
• 54% of all fatalities were the result of a single-vehicle crash
• 56% of the deceased vehicle occupants were unrestrained by a seat belt
• 61% of all fatal crashes occurred in rural areas of the state

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an automobile accident, give our law office a call. At Prince, Glove & Hayes, we approach each case with the utmost care and meticulous attention to detail. We are committed to not only giving our clients the personalized attention they deserve, but also to maximizing claims for the greatest possible benefit.


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