Fatal Car Accidents in Memphis: A Growing Concern

In recent weeks, Memphis law enforcement has become increasingly worried about the rise in fatal car accidents on our roads.

Early 2022 brought multiple fatal accidents on and around I-240. The first occurred on January 31, when a vehicle struck a retaining wall. Three people were hospitalized and one person didn’t survive.

Then not two weeks later, two more serious crashes occurred close to each other within the same hour—both on I-240 near Poplar. One of those crashes was fatal.

This continues a trend of rising deadly accidents over the past couple of years in Shelby County. Our metro area experienced 144 fatal crashes in 2019 and a near-double 229 fatal crashes in 2020. These are shocking numbers that represent thousands of grieving Memphis families and friends.

Why Is There a Spike in Deadly Memphis Car Accidents?

There are a number of reasons why fatal accidents may be increasing. After the stress of lockdowns, a lot of people have engaged in riskier behavior. Young people have expressed a desire to get out and make up for lost time socializing with friends.

We’re also busier than we’ve been in years, working more hours to make up for lost wages and inflation.

And on top of all of that, technology continues to distract us on the road, leading to hundreds of fatal crashes nationwide every year. Since 2005, the National Safety Council says distracted driving from devices has increased 1,300%.

Get a Memphis Car Accident Attorney You Can Trust

If you’ve been the victim of a car accident in Memphis, you need an experienced and compassionate attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys have decades of experience helping Memphis accident victims fight big insurance. We also treat our clients with care and respect, earning us the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.

At Darrell Castle & Associates, you’ll never feel like just a number. We’ll support you every step of the way as we fight for your rights in court.

With car accidents, every second counts. Don’t wait to get started. Call me today at 901-327-2100 or just fill out the form below to reach us.