Folsom Accident Statistics 2016

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Folsom Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom personal injury lawyer. One of Sacramento County’s most populated cities, Folsom, is home to over 73,000 residents. What many do not know about this recreational city is that accidents frequently take place here.

Folsom Accidents

In 2016, there were 253 collisions in Folsom. There were 21 (5.1%) bicycle accidents, 13 (5.1%) motorcycle accidents, 13 (8.3%) pedestrian accidents and 6 (2.4%) trucking accidents. Alcohol was involved in 24 (9.5%) of these accidents. Approximately 32 of these accidents took place along the state freeway and 221 took place in the city. Unfortunately, Folsom accidents have caused 339 victims to suffer traumatic injuries and 4 victims to suffer fatal injuries.

Fun Facts about Folsom

  • Folsom is most commonly known for its historical landmark, the Folsom Prison, which was founded in 1880.
  • The Folsom Dam created one of Northern California’s most popular lakes, Folsom Lake.
  • Folsom has over 36 miles of paved trails for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as 300 acres of developed park land.

Folsom Accidents by Collision Type

The following data indicates the type of collisions for accidents in Folsom:

  • Broadside: 58 – 22.9%
  • Head-On: 19 – 7.5%
  • Hit Object: 28 – 11.1%
  • Not Stated: 3 – 1.2%
  • Other: 12 – 4.7%
  • Overturned: 8 – 3.2%
  • Pedestrian/Vehicle: 15 – 5.9%
  • Rear End: 99 – 39.1%
  • Sideswipe: 11 – 4.3%

Primary Collision Factors for Folsom Accidents

The following Primary Collision Factors (PCF) describe how accidents occurred in Folsom:

  • Automobile Right of Way: 26 – 10.3%
  • Bicycling or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 15 – 5.9%
  • Following Too Closely: 7 – 2.8%
  • Improper Passing: 1 – 0.4%
  • Improper Turning: 24 – 9.5%
  • Not Stated: 1 – 0.4%
  • Other Equipment: 1 – 0.4%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 4 – 1.6%
  • Other than Driver (or Pedestrian) 1 – 0.4%
  • Pedestrian Right of Way: 3 – 1.2%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 4 – 1.6%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 23 – 9.1%
  • Unknown: 16 – 6.3%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 6 – 2.4%
  • Unsafe Speed: 113 – 44.7%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 4 – 1.6%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 4 – 1.6%

Folsom Accidents By Victim Degree of Injury

The following information concludes the degree of injury to Folsom accident victims:

  • Complaint of Pain Injury: 167 – 66%
  • Fatal Injury: 4 – 1.6%
  • Other Visible Injury: 69 – 27.3%
  • Severe Injury: 13 – 5.1%

Folsom Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom personal injury lawyer. If you, or a member in your family has suffered serious injuries after an automobile collision, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Elsewhere, I may be contacted toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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