Sacramento Accident Statistic Report


Sacramento Accident Statistic Report

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. The city of Sacramento is the heart of California serving as its state capital. However, in this city with a population close to almost half a million, there are of course many traffic collisions which unfortunately have led to injury and even death.

Did You Know?

  • The City of Sacramento comprises approximately 470,000 of the 1,500,000 population for Sacramento County.
  • Sacramento is California’s sixth state capital since 1854. Sacramento was the state capital in the past, was later changed, and then the city was reassigned as the state capital once again. Other cities that have carried the role as state capital include Benicia, Monterey, and Vallejo. 
  • The farms of Sacramento ship produce throughout the United States.
  • The city holds title as being declared as the largest “Certified Farmers Market” in the state.

Sacramento Accident Statistic Report Findings

There have been 7,818 traffic accident collisions in total from 2013 to 2015. This statistic report was broken down into types of accidents: there were 643 bicycle accidents, 438 motorcycle accidents, 567 pedestrian accidents and 272 truck accidents during these years. Out of these 7,818 motor vehicle accidents, alcohol was involved in 840 of them.

Sacramento Accident Statistics With Type of Collision

The accident statistics listed below reveal the number of collisions based upon the type of collision:

  • Broadside: 2,044 – 26.1%
  • Hit Object: 906 – 11.6%
  • Head-On: 475 – 6.1%
  • Rear-End: 2,749 – 35.2%
  • Sideswipe: 653 – 8.4%
  • Not Stated: 178 – 2.3%
  • Other: 137 – 1.8%
  • Overturned: 182 – 2.3%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 494 – 6.3%

Sacramento Accident Statistics By Primary Collision Factor (PCF)

The following accident statistics for Sacramento include the number of collisions based by the Primary Collision Factor (PCF):

  • Automobile Right-of-Way: 938 – 12%
  • Brakes: 3 – 0%
  • Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Drug or Alcohol: 593 – 7.6%
  • Following Too Closely: 45 – 0.6%
  • Impeding Traffic: 9 – 0.1%
  • Improper Passing: 33 – 0.4%
  • Improper Turning: 909 – 11.6%
  • Lights: 4 – 0.1%
  • Hazardous Parking: 4 – 0.1%
  • Not Stated: 189 – 2.4%
  • Other Equipment: 1 – 0%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 79 – 1%
  • Other Improper Driving: 27 – 0.3%
  • Other than Motorist (or Pedestrian): 74 – 0.9%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 172 – 2.9%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 225 – 2.9%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 748 – 9.6%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 382 – 4.9%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 223 – 2.9%
  • Unknown: 222 – 2.8%
  • Unsafe Speed – 2,882 – 36.9%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 56 – 0.7%

Sacramento Accident Statistic Report Including Victim Type of Injury

The type of injuries that victims have suffered in accidents are based upon the severity of the collision. The following accident statistics indicate the number of collisions based by collision severity:

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