Think about what you did over the last two hours. Did you play with your children, take that special someone out on a date, take in a Royals game at The “K” or did you spend time relaxing? Over that last two hours, on average three people were killed in alcohol related crashes across U.S. highways. That’s one death related drunk driving crash every 40 minutes.
Drunk Driver Accident Rates
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2013, 32,719 people died in traffic accidents that includes 10,076 people who died in drunk driving related crashes. Drunk driving accounted for 31% of all traffic deaths in 2013.
Now, think about the last minute of your life. What did you do? In the amount of time for 60 seconds to pass by on the clock a person has been injured in an alcohol related accident. In the last week an astounding 10,080 people were injured in a drunk driver related crash.
If you or someone you know have been injured due to a drunk driver, call Castle Law Office at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can email us and schedule your free consultation.