For the latter part of 2020, traffic fatalities have increased in Vanderburgh County, which has the local Sheriff’s Department worried as traffic increases during the holiday season. In 2020, 10 collisions have resulted in 13 deaths, 9 and 13 of which have occurred in the last five months, including three double fatality collision and one triple fatality. In comparison, there are more than ten collisions on average reported every day throughout the U.S. During the second week of November, 879 traffic accidents occurred in Vanderburgh County, resulting in serious injuries. Even though the state of Indiana, like the rest of the U.S., has been on lockdown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, statewide fatalities increased by more than 13 percent between October 1 and November 13, compared to the same time in 2019. This increase in fatalities may include excessive speed and driver error, but they are not the only factors that have led to the high numbers of fatalities. These numbers worry the Vanderburgh Sheriff’s Department as winter begins with less daylight and cold weather, creating dangerous road conditions such as black ice.
Winter weather has begun in Indiana and that means that road conditions will become more dangerous. Many factors can lead to accidents on the road, but driver error is the only one that motorist have control over. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident by someone driving in a negligent manner, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.