Every year, road accidents in the U.S. cause injuries and disabilities to 2.35 million individuals. Worse, more than 37,000 people die due to these crashes.
Now, consider the fact that Washington housed over 5.63 million licensed drivers in 2016. With this kind of number, it’s easy to see why the year before, a whopping 117,053 collisions occurred! In fact, there was a crash for every 5 minutes in 2015.
Granted, some of these are what you’d call a minor accident. Many resulted from distracted driving (think texting while driving). But an accident is an accident, and even a small one can already give you a traumatic experience.