Since the beginning of 2012, New Hampshire has seen a 30 percent jump in the number of fatal car crashes in the state, according to a recent article in The Newburyport Daily News.
Between January and September 2011, New Hampshire had 54 car accidents that caused 57 total deaths. Between January and September 2012, however, New Hampshire has seen an increase of 71 accidents causing 77 total deaths. These numbers include both motorists who lost their lives in crashes and pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and others who suffered fatal injuries.
Meanwhile, the total number of accidents decreased during 2012. In the first nine months of 2011, New Hampshire saw a total of 17,546 car accidents that resulted in 6,913 injuries. In the same time period in 2012, however, New Hampshire saw 15,058 accidents and 5,936 injuries.
Law enforcement officials are having difficulty explaining the increase in traffic crash deaths, especially in the light of the fact that car accidents are down overall. However, they note that speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving cause a large percentage of the fatal accidents in the state each year. Texting and driving in particular is cited as particularly dangerous.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a New Hampshire crash, the Anzalone legal team can help. Our hardworking New Hampshire auto accident attorneys can help you every step of the way, from an initial investigation to proving your case in court. Call us today at (603) 548-3797 for a free and confidential consultation.