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Newly released car accident data reveals current trends

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There are many things that can go wrong on the streets and highways of New Brunswick, and it seems the chances of a car accident occurring on any particular day are less random than one might assume. Some recently unveiled statistics have revealed some interesting trends.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada just released the results of a two-year study of its customers in four Canadian provinces, including New Brunswick. In general, the number of collisions is trending upwards, in one province by as much as 17.8 percent from one year to the next. New Brunswick had the lowest collision frequency rate among surveyed drivers, coming in at 5.1 percent overall.

When the statistics were broken down by day of the week, it emerged that Friday was the day most likely for a car accident to occur. Over the past 10 years, 17 percent of all accidents happened on a Friday, including 19 percent of all multi-vehicle accidents and 17 percent of head-on collisions. Friday also led the way for lane change accidents, rear-endings and collisions in intersections. For pedestrians and cyclists, however, Wednesday was the most dangerous day of the week.

Despite the available statistics, there is little a driver can do to avoid an accident altogether. No matter how cautious a person may be, there will always be someone else who is less cautious at just the wrong moment. For anyone who has suffered as the result of a car accident in New Brunswick, it may be advisable to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer will be able to help assess what the best course of action may be.

Source: canadianunderwriter.ca, “Collisions claims continue to inch up overall: Allstate Canada study“, Nov. 30, 2016

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