Wyoming Fatal Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 145 people died in traffic accidents in 2015. While this is a decrease from 195 deaths in 2006, it is a significant increase from the ten-year After falling to a low of 87 deaths in 2013, traffic fatalities jumped to 150 the following year and then decreased to 145 in 2015.
The NHTSA reports that 107 of those fatalities were occupants in passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, 79 people were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The agency estimates that restraints saved the lives of 34 people and could have saved 21 more if all vehicle passengers would have worn their seat belts every time they traveled.
Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities fell from a high of 63 deaths in 2006 to a low of 25 in 2013 before jumping up to 56 in 2015. This clearly shows that drivers and law enforcement must renew their commitment to stopping drunk driving. Another troublesome area is speeding. Speed-related fatalities fell from 65 deaths in 2006 to a low of 40 in 2013 before rising to 46 in 2015.
A closer look at crash types shows that of the 145 people who died in motor vehicle accidents –
- 93 were in single-vehicle crashes
- 28 involved at least one large truck
- 78 people died in rollover accidents
- 109 were killed in roadway departures
- 14 died in intersection traffic
- 5 were pedestrians
If you have been injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, you need a dedicated team of attorneys and legal professionals fighting for your rights. Our attorneys have a long and proven record of helping the victims of car accidents get the compensation they deserve.
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- Commercial bus crashes
- School bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck crashes
- Motorcycle collisions
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Semi-truck crashes
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