Deadly Car Accidents On the Rise in Chesterfield County; Across the State

Images are representative, not actual event

Images are representative, not actual event

According to the National Safety Council, the United States is on pace for the deadliest driving year since 2007 – and Virginia is no exception.

Data released by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Highway Safety Office shows that while car-related fatalities in the Commonwealth totaled 700 in 2014, as of August 19, 2015, Virginia has already reached 438 car-related fatalities.

NBC 12 reports that state-wide, sport utility vehicle fatalities have increased 117%; teen driver fatalities have increased 20%; and fatalities among drivers 65 and up have increased 7%.

In Chesterfield there have been 20 fatal crashes so far, compared to 7 fatal crashes in Chesterfield this time last year

Traffic accidents may happen in the blink of an eye, but the repercussions can haunt victims for years. The experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at ReidGoodwin have the experience to ensure justice for victims of auto accidents. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident, call ReidGoodwin today to schedule a legal evaluation.