2013 Accident Fatality Rate On Track to Break Records

By: Jordan Shefte Email
By: Jordan Shefte Email

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Wichita could be on track for one of the deadliest years in history on the roads. Two recent fatality accidents brings the total already this year to twenty-four, which is the same amount we ended last year with.

"It's up to individual drivers to curb this behavior and stop these fatalities," said Lt. Joe Schroeder.

The last time Wichita had this many accidents this early in the year was back in 2006. By the end of that year, we had 36 fatal accidents. Lt. Schroeder says right now, we are on track to repeat 2006.

"These errors, if they had been pulled over by an officer, would be looked at as minor, running a red light, running a stop sign, not wearing a seatbelt," Schroeder said. "But the reality is, the people who didn't get stopped had these fatal accidents died as a result of making those exact same traffic infractions."

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