The number of traffic deaths last year represents a 7.2 percent increase from 2014 nationally. This increase equals the largest year-to-year rise in accident-related fatalities since 1965-1966!
"In response to the dramatic increase nationally, DOT, NHTSA, and the White House have issued an unprecedented call to action to involve a wide range of stakeholders in helping determine the causes of the increase" (NHTSA) In the meantime, the MG Law Firm is confident that the increase in distracted driving is a major cause in this rise of crashes and fatalities. Unfortunately, until we all put down the cellphone, these kinds of alarming reports are only going to continue in the coming years.
New Jersey's Fatal Accidents in 2015
In New Jersey last year there were a total of 523 total fatal crashes. These deadly accidents resulted in 562 people being killed on the roads of our state. This represents a 1.1 percent increase from 2014. While New Jersey's fatal crashes and fatalities didn't increase as sharply as the national numbers did year-to-year, the fact that they increased at all is still concerning.
The map below shows the location of each fatal crash from last year in New Jersey. If you click on a specific accident you can find additional info for that crash. Readers might also want to check out this page on NJ.com for additional info and insight.
Elizabeth, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, car accident or a distracted driving crash, call us today at 908-352-2323. If you prefer contacting our accident lawyers via email, please click here.
Our car and truck accident injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York. This includes the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Union and Jersey City. We cover Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. Our accident lawyers have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and in New York City.
NJ.com - "All 523 fatal crashes in N.J. last year on a single map" Erin Petenko
Interactive Accident Map created by username stirzize at carto.com