Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
The Tennessee car crash attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, which is a team of attorneys who represent injured clients who have suffered harm because of Tennessee traffic collisions, hereby alerts the public of a recent report issued by the AAA that reveals that Tennessee is one of the top 10 states in the country with regards to the number of people aged 65 or older who are killed in auto accidents.
The report, which is entitled, OLDER AMERICANS GROW TO GREATER SHARE OF ALL LICENSED DRIVERS; NATIONAL REPORT UNDERSCORES NEED FOR RESOURCES, ranks the states with regards to the number of people who are 65 years old or older who are killed as a result of car accidents. The report also reveals that on a national scale, 16 percent of registered motorists are at least 65 years of age. In addition, the report states that in 2010, 17 percent of all traffic accidents in the United States involved at least one driver who was at least 65 years old. Furthermore, nearly 3,400 people who fit into that age group were killed in car accidents during 2010.
With regards to Tennessee, the report showed that 750,908 registered motorists in the state were 65 years old or older, and during 2010 there were 184 Tennessee auto accidents involving at least one fatality that also involved at least one driver in that age group. 119 drivers who were members of that age group were killed in Tennessee car crashes during that year. This represents 17 percent of the people of the 947 overall who were killed in Tennessee car accidents during that year.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.