Stay Safe Next Independence Day

dangerous holiday of the year

Columbus, Ohio –

America’s celebration took place 10 days ago. Let’s look back at this year’s Fourth of July festivities and give you some warnings for your next Independence Day.

12 people lost their lives in traffic crashes over the Independence Day weekend (statistics for the State of Ohio according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol). Intoxication was a factor in 3 out of 10 of those crashes.

Stay Safe Next Independence Day

BY THE NUMBERS (All numbers are for the State of Ohio according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol over the July 4th weekend)

12            traffic crash deaths

3                traffic deaths involving intoxication

709           arrests for impaired driving

809           crashes

The National Safety Council has declared that the Fourth of July Holiday is the most dangerous holiday of the year. A major factor is the consumption of alcohol during the holiday.

Stay Safe Next Independence Day

We suggest that next year you avoid the roadways if possible. If you can’t avoid it, stay sober or designate a sober driver. With rideshares like Uber and Lyft available there is simply no excuse for drinking and driving. Stay safe Columbus.

If you have been injured in a car accident, consult a Columbus car accident lawyer from The Jones Firm. For more information, contact us today.

Author Bio

Geoff Jones is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Jones Firm, a personal injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio. With years of experience in personal injury law, he has zealously represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, and other cases.

Geoff received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2022-2023.

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