Drowsy Driving Car Accidents in Phoenix, AZ

All responsible drivers readily recognize that some driving behaviors are dangerous and must be avoided. Among the most serious and quickly identified are drunk driving and distracted driving. However, the list of dangerous and even fatal driving behaviors can include drowsy driving as well. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps records in connection to all car accidents which are reported to the police. The data the agency has collected reveals shocking facts.

Thousands of drowsy driving crashes occur each year. Sadly, the NHTSA reports that in 2020, there were 633 deaths from drowsy driving-related accidents in the United States.

Additionally, “NHTSA estimates that in 2017, 91,000 police-reported crashes involved drowsy drivers. These crashes led to an estimated 50,000 people injured and nearly 800 deaths.”

The agency notes that drowsy driving crashes happen most frequently between midnight and 6:00 a.m., or in the late afternoon, and that they often occur on rural roads and highways.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a drowsy driver, the team at Phillips Law Group can help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the personal injury lawyers at our firm to learn more about your legal options.

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