Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby report that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, has released statistics regarding the death rate among people who drive who are between the ages of 15 and 24. These statistics ranked cities in order from those that were host to the most fatalities for drivers who belong to this age group to the least.
Based on the statistics released by the CDC, the city of Nashville ranks third in the United States currently with regards to the death rate for drivers between the ages of 15 and 24 with a specific rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people in the population. The only cities in the United States with higher death rates for drivers within this age range are Birmingham, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida in order.
This death rate has contributed to the overall number of fatalities that have resulted from Tennessee car accidents. So far in 2012, more than 600 people have been killed in Tennessee auto accidents according to statistics released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. This statistic represents 60 percent of the annual average number of people killed in these crashes, which currently sits at approximately 1,000 people.
The fatality rate statistic released by the CDC would also fall in line with the statistics kept by the State of Tennessee with regards to teen driving crash statistics. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, approximately 40,000 teens are involved in Tennessee car accidents on an annual basis, and nearly 200 teens are killed. In addition, nearly half of all teen-involved Tennessee car crashes involve only a single vehicle.
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.