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Traffic Deaths High Across State, Low in Nashville

As of Tuesday, October 30, the number of people who died in traffic accidents has decreased in Nashville’s Davidson County by about 10 percent. Shelby County, Tennessee’s largest county, has experienced a 15 percent dip of in traffic deaths, according to car accident statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Safety.

Specifically in Nashville, there have been 38 traffic fatalities in 2012. This is lower than past years’ figures, which include:

  • 2011: 65
  • 2010: 70
  • 2009: 64

With an average of nearly four deaths a month so far in 2012, it could prove to be one of Nashville’s best years for low traffic deaths in recent memory.

Tennessee as a whole, however, has experienced an increase in fatal car accidents. So far, 825 people have died in traffic accidents, nearly 4 percent higher than the 791 deaths the state recorded at this time last year.

Seat belt use could be a factor in the higher number of fatal accidents. In 2012, 338 people involved in accidents were unrestrained, a 10 percent increase from last year’s 307.

We are happy to see that Nashville drivers are driving safer than in years past, and we hope the trend continues. If you sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one in one of this year’s fatal car or truck accidents, we can help you seek justice against the responsible party. Responsible parties could include other drivers, manufacturers, repair shops or public departments. Contact our office today to schedule a free case review. Our number is (615) 690-2080.

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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