Florida is a great place to live, work and visit, but being the third most populated state in the nation, it also has large volumes of traffic. This creates the potential for motorists and their passengers to get into car accidents anywhere in the state. Sometimes, these accidents lead to serious injuries or death. The following details the latest crash statistics in the Sunshine State so far in 2023.
More than 1,700 crashes in 1 week statewide
The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) department recently published its statistics for all types of traffic accidents throughout the state for the beginning of 2023. Between Jan. 1 and Jan 6, the state saw 1,704 traffic-related accidents, and the FLHSMV broke down the accidents further to include:
- Total injury crashes – 703
- Total injuries from all crashes – 1,096
- Total fatal crashes – 7
- Total bicycle crashes – 24
- Total motorcycle crashes – 29, with one fatality
- Total pedestrian crashes – 44, with three fatalities
The report also listed a total of 442 hit-and-run crashes, with 81 reporting injuries. The most common types of injuries include broken bones, whiplash, soft tissue damage, internal organ damage and traumatic brain damage.
Anyone who suffers an injury or loses a loved one in a crash caused by someone else reserves the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida, injured parties can gain an understanding of their rights and options for pursuing compensation. A lawyer can also advocate strongly on behalf of the injured victims and increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.