San Marcos Car Accident Lawyer Perspective – Beware of Fridays

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Over the past 25 years, San Marcos has grown exponentially.  In 1990, the population was just under 40,000 residents.  Approximately 90,000 people now call San Marcos home.  This North San Diego County community is full of families and it’s also full of traffic in certain places.  Anyone who has ever tried to drive down San Marcos Boulevard at certain times understands this reality.  Unfortunately, a review of the accident data reveals that crashes are occurring with more frequency in San Marcos.  Friday appears to be a day when more crashes occur than on any other day of the week during the previous three years.  An overview of the crash data appears below.  Anyone who has been injured by a negligent driver should contact a San Marcos car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

San Marcos Car Accident Statistics – 2013

267 San Marcos car accidents occurred in 2013.  These crashes led to 341 people being either injured or killed.  When broken down by the day of the week, it becomes clear that Friday is the day on which more crashes occur than any other, as you’ll see below:

  1. Monday – 13.5 percent of crashes
  2. Tuesday – 14.2 percent of crashes
  3. Wednesday – 13.9 percent of crashes
  4. Thursday – 17.2 percent of crashes
  5. Friday – 19.5 percent of crashes
  6. Saturday – 14.6 percent of crashes
  7. Sunday – 7.1 percent of crashes

72.3 percent of all accidents occurred during daylight hours.

San Marcos Car Accident Statistics – 2014

Things improved slightly in 2014.  256 San Marcos car accidents took place during the calendar year 2014, leading to 338 injuries and/or fatalities.  Once again, though, Friday proved to be the most dangerous day of the week:

  1. Monday – 16.4 percent of crashes
  2. Tuesday – 13.7 percent of crashes
  3. Wednesday – 14.8 percent of crashes
  4. Thursday – 16.8 percent of crashes
  5. Friday – 18 percent of crashes
  6. Saturday – 10.2 percent of crashes
  7. Sunday – 10.2 percent of crashes

More than 73 percent of all accidents occurred during daylight hours.

San Marcos Car Accident Statistics – 2015

The number of San Marcos car accidents rose to 313 in 2015.  These crashes resulted in 420 people either being injured or killed.  Friday continued to be the most dangerous day on the roads, although by a smaller difference in percentage as compared to the previous two years:

  1. Monday – 15.7 percent
  2. Tuesday – 13.7 percent
  3. Wednesday – 16.3 percent
  4. Thursday – 12.1 percent
  5. Friday – 16.9 percent
  6. Saturday – 14.7 percent
  7. Sunday – 10.5 percent

The percentage of daylight crashes remained consistent in 2015, as 71.2 percent of accidents occurred during daylight hours.

Contact a San Marcos Car Accident Lawyer

If you drive regularly in San Marcos, it may behoove you to be a bit more vigilant on Fridays given the percentages above.  If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent or reckless driver, you need to seek the help of a San Marcos car accident lawyer who understands how to aggressively pursue the recovery of losses.  Contact Gomez Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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