Car Crashes Into House

 

Yes. That is a picture of a car stuck sideways in a house. This happened on July 7th in Mississauga when a driver crashed his car into a house in the area of Tenth Line West and Rose Ridge Crescent near Tacc Drive. Luckily, no one was hurt in this incident – but it is a representation of the increasing amount of car accidents in recent years.

According to investigators, one car cut another one off sending it flying into the side of the house. If that wasn’t surprising enough, it wasn’t even the only time a car hit a house that day. Earlier in the day, a Toyota Corolla struck a house in Etobicoke.

On the surface, this may seem like an anomaly. However, upon further consideration, it does seem as if the roads are becoming increasingly dangerous. According to a recent report, over 160,000 car accidents occur every single year – of which 2,900 lead to deaths.

To put this into perspective, that means 438 accidents happen on a daily basis and almost 56 people lose their lives every week. Why are there so many accidents? There are a few reasons.

Firstly, it is extremely unfortunate, but Canada remains the leading developed country in terms of drunk driving deaths. The agonizing thing about this statistic is that most people not only are aware that driving while impaired is dangerous, but they also hold the same point of view. Yet a lot of people still do it.

Secondly, technology is on the rise and therefore distracted driving-related incidents are following suit. Accidents relating to drivers being distracted by their phones, for example, have risen significantly in the past 5 years. With technology becoming more addictive and prevalent in every-day life, there is nothing to suggest that these accidents will decrease.

Perhaps the most surprising thing, though, is the timing of these accidents. According to preliminary statistics provided by the Ministry of Transportation, accidents and accident-related deaths see a massive spike from the months of May to October.

Despite the largely accepted notion that more accidents happen in the winter, statistics tell an entirely different story. In fact, according to this report, the month with the least number of accidents and deaths was December.

What this means, then, is that the summer time has become an increasingly dangerous time for driving. It might be that, since the roads are clear, people are driving with overconfidence; or it could be that impaired driving increases in the summer months. Whatever it may be, the numbers don’t lie.

With this data, we now know that this time period is the one to be most wary in. Make sure you are protected and have the right coverage by speaking to one of our licensed brokers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or simply call 905-696-9090.

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