Most Recent California Traffic Accident Statistics (Part A)

CA traffic accident statistics are updated frequently as new laws are enacted and changes regularly occur. Every state is monitored and accidents are catalogued into statistics in order to examine trends and patterns. If you have been in an accident and have questions about California traffic law or about the recent statistics contact some San Diego accident lawyers right away.

Recent CA Traffic Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, many accidents in California end in fatality. But recently, the frequency of fatal California accidents has decreased. There have been decreases in all types of California accidents across the board This doesn't mean the problem has been eradicated, however.

From 2008 to 2009, the amount of fatalities in rural and urban car accidents decreased by about 400 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 3,000 fatalities overall, in the year 2009.

Fatalities in passenger seat occupants also decreased by hundreds of instances. Alcohol impaired driving with a BAC of .08+ decreased by 100. Motorcycle accidents also decreased by about 200 instances. Even pedestrian fatalities decreased significantly from 2008 to 2009.

The leading types of crashes are:
 

  • single vehicle;
  • large truck (commercial);
  • speeding;
  • rollover;
  • roadway departure; and
  • accidents in an intersection. 

California is home to may motorcyclists and within that population there was a total of nearly 400 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2009. Of those who suffered fatality the majority of victims fell between the ages of 20-40 years old.

Taking Legal Action with the Help of San Diego Accident Lawyers

If you have been involved in an auto accident in California take action with San Diego accident lawyers right away. By filing a personal injury claim you may be able to recover payment for both bodily injury and property damages alike. Contact your San Diego accident lawyer to answer any questions you may have about filing a claim.

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