Labor Day is Second Deadliest Weekend with Car Accidents

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With Labor Day behind us as we prepare for Hurricane Dorian that will bring tropical storm force winds to the area of Jacksonville and Clay county, typically the long weekend ranks among the busiest travel times of the year with millions of vehicles on the road, and unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest weekends.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the time period of 2008-2017, analyzed by GateHouse Media, an average of 373 fatal crashes occur during the three-day weekend resulting in 407 deaths.

That amounts to nearly one-third more fatal accidents than what occurs during a typical three-day period, the analysis found.

In 2017 alone, 354 fatal car accidents occurred during the Labor Day weekend, leaving 374 people dead.

The top deadliest states? Texas with 39, Florida with 35, and California with 32.

Involved in a car accident? Contact attorney Alex Hernandez for a free consultation.

Attorney Alex Hernandez

Representing clients in the areas of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family Law/Divorce, and car and motorcycle accidents for 20 years. (904) 712-5565 or (305)-688-LAWS (5297). *Se Habla Español

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