24 people dead over Christmas weekend reports Georgia State Patrol

The Georgia State Patrol reported 3,325 crashes with 24 driver and passenger deaths. 2008 Christmas weekend also saw 868 Georgians injured in car crashes.

December 31, 2008, Atlanta, GA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice car crash correspondents and Atlanta car crash lawyers reveal the Georgia State Patrol reported 3,325 accidents over the 2008 Christmas weekend. Of the thousands of reported accidents, involving all different types of motor vehicles, 24 people died and 868 drivers and passengers were injured.

Justice car injury experts and Fulton County car crash attorneys report most motor vehicle collision (MVC) injuries and fatalities increase when people are not using safety belts. The U.S. National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) www.nhtsa.gov reports the following statistics for unrestrained drivers and passengers in 2007 vehicle accidents:

-65% of passengers ages 13 to 15 killed in crashes were unrestrained
-65% of passengers ages 21-34 killed in accidents were unrestrained
-67% of pickup truck drivers killed in wrecks were unrestrained

Justice rollover injury news reporters and Atlanta, Georgia truck wreck attorneys want all drivers and passengers to observe safety belt restraint laws and buckle-up. Car crashes and truck accidents happen all the time on Georgia roadways and highways. Proper use of safety belts by drivers and passengers can prevent injuries and save lives. If you have been injured in a car crash you may be entitled to compensation.

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