It is my goal for the Tennessee Highway Patrol to do everything in its power to reduce alcohol-related fatalities and serious injury crashes on state highways and roads.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm dedicated to protecting the legal rights of people who are wrongfully injured by negligent and reckless drivers, hereby alert the public to the fact that the number of fatalities that have been caused by Tennessee car crashes so far in 2012 has now exceeded 500. This represents a rise in the number of fatalities when compared to the same time last year.
Specifically, the number of people who have been killed in Tennessee auto accidents at this point in 2012 is 508. This represents a climb from the 477 fatalities that occurred during the same timeframe in 2011. This represents more than a 6 percent increase from one year to the next, and there have been several common causes of these fatal Tennessee auto crashes.
One of the main causes of fatal Tennessee car accidents so far this year is alcohol, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Based on statistics provided by the THP, the number of alcohol-related crashes on Tennessee roadways has increased 7.5 percent for the first six months of 2012, to a total of 2,547. There were a total of 2,370 Tennessee car accidents attributed to alcohol during the same timeframe in 2011.
Tennessee law enforcement personnel are dedicating its attention to the prevention of additional fatal Tennessee auto accidents. “It is my goal for the Tennessee Highway Patrol to do everything in its power to reduce alcohol-related fatalities and serious injury crashes on state highways and roads,” THP Col. Tracy Trott said.
Overall, approximately 1,000 people are killed in Tennessee car accidents across the state on an annual basis, and the numbers at this point this year indicate that if this current trend continues, those numbers could be surpassed. The Tennessee car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates urge the public to drive with a proper level of caution when heading out onto the state’s roads.
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.