New Mexico Statistics for July Fourth: Scary Statistics for Just One Day

- Mark Caruso

New Mexico State Police Release Independence Day Traffic Statistics, and The Findings are Startling!

Last week we dedicated several blog posts to Independence Day and the traffic dangerous of this holiday.  Indeed, July Fourth is one of the deadliest and most dangerous days for any driver on the road in New Mexico.  Nationally, July 4th is a day of the year where the most traffic collisions occur and fatalities.  According to reports, year it was estimated to be the largest year of travel, with more than 44 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more.  This is an increase of almost 3 percent from last year, or a million more people.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we know that this means an uptick in serious New Mexico motor vehicle accidents.  This is particularly true on highways or interstates, such as I-10, I-40, and I-25.  Fast moving roadways combined with more traffic and less experienced drivers is a recipe for very serious motor vehicle collisions.  If you or a loved one were serious injured or killed in a New Mexico crash last week, call our experienced Albuquerque motor vehicle accident attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation to learn what your rights to compensation may be.

New Mexico Shares Traffic Statistics from July Fourth and the Outcome is SCARY!

According to the New Mexico State Police Report, there were 2,765 traffic citations issued on Independence Day.  Of these, 37 resulted in drunk driving arrests and 16 people were arrested for drug related offenses.  Drunk and drugged driving are one of the most dangerous risks that a driver could take while driving a motor vehicle.  Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk or drugged driving are negligent and do kill people.

Of these citations, 283 citations were issued to commercial vehicles.  This includes large trucks such as big rigs, tankers, 18 wheelers, flatbeds, tandem trailers, and other large commercial vehicles.  Citations are generally issued for conduct which puts us all at risk.  Thus they are safely related and meant to safe lives.  When a violation results in the death or injury of another, that can be negligence per se and a victim can receive compensation for his or her injuries due to a truck driver and trucking company’s negligence in causing a truck crash.

On Independence Day only, there were a total of 65 motor vehicle crashes.  That is 2.7 crashes every hour or one every 22 minutes.  That is scary!  Of these, luckily, none were fatal.  But these did result in very serious personal injuries to many victims and these did cause significant bodily harm to victims.

Injured on July Fourth, Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Legal Representation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.