This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2007 Annual Assessment of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Fatalities and People Injured data. Statistics for last year indicate a 3.9% percent decrease in traffic accident fatalities between 2006 and 2007.
Overall traffic accident deaths for 2007 was 41,059, down from 42,708 in 2006, with injuries also decreasing from 2,575,000 in 2006 to 2,491,000 in 2007.
Other 2007 US Traffic Facts:
Passenger vehicle deaths: 28,933 Injuries: 2,221,000
Motorcycle deaths: 5,154 Injuries: 103,000
Pedestrian Deaths: 4,654 Injuries: 70,000
Bicyclist Deaths: 698 Injuries: 43,000
Large Truck Occupant Deaths: 802
The NHTSA also provided 2007 traffic accident statistics for the state of Massachusetts: 417 deaths.
According to US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, the decline in total motor vehicle deaths can be attributed to more aggressive law enforcement measures at both the state and federal levels, as well as the manufacturing of safer motor vehicles.
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Highway Department
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
In Massachusetts, our Boston motor vehicle crash lawyers represent clients injured in truck accidents, bus crashes, bicycle accidents, car collisions, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle collisions, as well as families that have lost loved ones in traffic accidents. There may be damages you are not aware that you are entitled to recover. There may be more than one liable party that can be held liable for your injuries.