According to U.S. News, the 3rd state on the list of states with the highest number of deadly car crashes is Florida. The Sunshine State reported 3,112 fatal wrecks in 2017 alone.
The good news is it’s still an improvement from 2016, however small.
With more and more states going “hands-free,” authorities are hopeful that fatal car crash statistics will continue to improve, but texting isn’t the only cause for car wrecks.
Here are 5 common causes of fatal accidents in Florida, according to the experts:
Carelessness or negligence
Texting, DUI’s and tailgating are all forms of carelessness. In 2017, they accounted for close to 25 percent of car crashes in the Sunshine State.
Drivers tend to go a few miles over the speed limit every day, but even this can lead to fatal car accidents.
Over the line
Staying in the proper lane may seem like a no-brainer, but when a driver is tired, distracted or driving under the influence, it can result in a collision with another car.
Failure to yield
It’s almost always those pesky left turns, but failure to yield also occurs when merging with traffic or changing lanes. Nearly 600 fatal crashes in Florida resulted from failure to yield, making it the 2nd most common cause.
Swerving off the road
A reported 167 car fatalities occurred in 2017 because one vehicle swerved to avoid hitting another driver. This often leads to running off the road and colliding with something else.
Whatever the cause of a fatal car accident, the consequences are devastating. If you lost a loved one in a car crash, Lorenzo & Lorenzo is here to help your family get back on its feet by seeking compensation.
Contact our offices today for your free consultation.