NY Limo Crash Deadliest in US History – Could It Happen in Missouri?
The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman see the aftermath of a lot of terrible accidents. But the recent limo crash in Upstate New York reminds us how truly devastating road accidents in the U.S. can be.
Among the Deadliest in U.S. History
The October crash involving 18 people traveling in a limo, as well as 2 pedestrians, is the deadliest road accident in the U.S. in more than 13 years. Not since the 2005 bus crash of 23-nursing home residents fleeing Hurricane Rita in Dallas have more auto accident victims’ lives been claimed.
Could it Happen in Missouri?
The most recent data available for U.S. motor vehicle traffic deaths reveals that an American driver’s risk of perishing as the result of an injury sustained in an automobile accident is 1 in 77. This makes death due to motor vehicle accident one of the highest probability causes of death tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Looking at Missouri’s statistics, our state comes in 19th (out of all 50 states), with the probability of dying in a car crash at 1 in 7,984.
Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of others? The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman are here to help you through this trying time. Contact us for a complimentary and confidential consultation today.