The California Highway Patrol has released its tallies of fatal collisions per month. The statistics also show car accident data about crashes that did not result in death but injuries. It is interesting to note that this compilation of data represents a ten-year summary of cases.
- July. In 2004 and 2005, the month of July was the deadliest for California drivers.
- August. In 2006 and 2007, the figure shifted to the month of August.
- September. In 2008, the month of September was the deadliest for motorists.
- October. In 2009, 2011 and 2013 the month shifted to October.
- November. In 2010 and 2012, the deadliest month was November.
Car accident statistics show that injury collisions occur most frequently in the month of October. Although you might expect that these statistics would follow suit with the fatal collisions, this is not the case.
Yet no matter during what month your crash occurred, be sure to do everything right in the aftermath of the collision. Stay on the scene even if the other vehicle speeds off. Contact the authorities and take pictures of the scene, the surroundings and any injuries that you sustained. Record your immediate recollections (or write them down) so that you do not forget important details. Give your report to the police and then visit a physician. If you are unsure whether you are fit to drive, call an ambulance.
After a car accident, it is also a good idea to contact an attorney who specializes in this field to protect your rights. Contact us today for further information about handling the details in the aftermath of a California car crash.