Thanksgiving weekend is consistently one of the biggest travel events of the year. However, with the increase in drivers on the road, Thanksgiving also proves to be one of the most unsafe weekends for drivers. Forbes.com released an estimate that more than 48.5 million drivers will take to the road between this Thursday and Sunday, a 2.5 million increase over 2017. Unfortunately, this creates more opportunities for distracted and unsafe driving.
On October 31, 2017, a 45 year-old Woodridge woman was hit by a car at Route 53 and High Tail Drive in Woodridge. The victim, Cindy Higgins, was found injured at the intersection by police and transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville where she died from her injuries.
Across the country, Labor Day weekend signifies the unofficial end of summer as vacationers look to have one more party before the fall season. Unfortunately, this increase in drivers on the road causes an increase in car accidents. If you decide to drive this weekend, there are some statistics you should be aware of.
With so many people on roadways in Illinois during Labor Day weekend, there is a significant rise in the number of car accidents and auto accident-related injuries. But how significant is that rise? Is there more than just an increase in the number of cars on the road to blame for these accidents?
Across the country, millions of Americans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, the increase in drivers also means an increase in car accidents. If you are injured by another driver in a car accident, contact a car accident personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim.
Fatal motor vehicle accidents spike on many major holidays in the U.S., including the Fourth of July. Some of the main reasons are fairly obvious. In part, the increase in accidents happens simply because more vehicles are on the roads. AAA expects 40.8 million people to travel more than 50 miles as they celebrate the day with family and friends.