With a home to more than 110,000 residents, Lowell, Massachusetts has numerous car, truck, and other vehicle accidents every year. According to City-Data.com, in 2014 there were five fatalities in vehicle crashes involving nine different people in Lowell. The number of fatalities in 2014 was higher than 2013 in which there were two fatalities. The City-Data website does not have more recent information available.
In addition, there were numerous vehicle crashes involving significant harm and injury, as well as many other crashes in which the injuries were minor, or which did not result in injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), there were 23 and 26 fatal vehicle crashes in Middlesex County for 2013 and 2014, respectively. For more information about fatalities for Middlesex County and selected other Massachusetts counties, please click here.
Fatalities from Car Crashes Have Declined Significantly, but More can be Done
Over the past 20 years or so car crash fatalities have declined significantly, in part due to better designed vehicles and airbags, and in part due to the efforts of groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to publicize the dangers of drunk driving. While these efforts have greatly reduced accident fatalities, other behaviors appear to be increasing the number of accident fatalities, such as texting while driving and sleep deprived driving.