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How many fatal DUI crashes occur each year?

Drunk driving may lead to a number of consequences, from innocent people riding in other vehicles suffering injuries to penalties such as license suspension and imprisonment for those driving drunk. Sadly, many of these drivers have claimed the lives of other people by getting behind the wheel after they have been drinking. It is important for people to be aware of just how widespread drunk driving is and the number of lives that are claimed in Pennsylvania and across the whole U.S. as a result of this reckless behavior.

According to data put forward by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10,490 people passed away in motor vehicle wrecks that involved a driver who was impaired as a result of alcohol consumption during 2016. Put another way, drunk driving collisions claim an average of 29 lives per day in the U.S. Moreover, the CDC points out that 17 percent of traffic deaths which claimed the lives of kids 14 and under during 2016 involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. These accidents are very devastating for the loved ones of those who pass away and they continue to occur on a daily basis.

Those who lose someone who is close to them due to a drunk driver should not be afraid to take legal action. Moreover, even if the crash does not result in a fatality, there may be many other consequences that victims struggle with, from injuries and mental trauma to financial problems. As a result, all drunk driving accident victims who are suffering because of a reckless driver should know their rights.

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