Placer County Accident Statistics 2016

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Placer County Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville personal injury lawyer. Placer County is known to be a great place for residents to live, work and play. This county is the epicenter of endless recreational opportunities to enjoy with friends and family. What many do not know about this small California county is that accidents tend to occur frequently here.

Placer County Fun Facts

  • The total population of Placer County is nearly 380,000.
  • Roseville, Placer County’s largest city, has an estimated population of 127,000.
  • Gold was discovered in Auburn Ravine in May 1848.

Placer County Accidents

There were several accidents in Placer County in 2016 alone. The accident statistic report concluded that there were 28 (2.5%) bicycle accidents, 76 (6.9%) motorcycle accidents, 39 (3.5%) pedestrian accidents and 43 (3.9%) trucking accidents. There were also 142 (12.8%) drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, these types of accidents caused injuries to 1074 and killed 34 people.

Placer County Accidents by Type of Collision

The following data indicates the type of collisions in Placer County:

  • Broadside: 174 – 15.7%
  • Head-On: 55 – 5%
  • Hit Object: 278 – 25.1%
  • Not Stated: 1 – 0.1%
  • Other: 23 – 2.1%
  • Overturned: 68 – 6.1%
  • Rear End: 396 – 35.7%
  • Sideswipe: 77 – 6.9%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 36 – 3.2%

Primary Collision Factors for Placer County Accidents

The following Primary Collision Factors (PCF) state how accidents occurred in Placer County:

  • Automobile Right of Way: 93 – 8.4%
  • Bicycling/Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 125 – 11.3%
  • Following Too Closely: 12 – 1.1%
  • Improper Passing: 3 – 0.3%
  • Improper Turning: 195 – 17.6%
  • Lights: 1 – 0.1%
  • Not Stated: 3 – 0.3%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 6 – 0.5%
  • Other Improper Driving: 10 – 0.9%
  • Other than Driver/Pedestrian: 23 – 2.1%
  • Pedestrian Right of Way: 5 – 0.5%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 18 – 1.6%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 63 – 5.7%
  • Unknown: 20 – 1.8%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 43 – 3.9%
  • Unsafe Speed: 445 – 40.2%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 16 – 1.4%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 27 – 2.4%

Victim Degree of Injury

The following information indicates the degree of injury to accident victims in Placer County:

  • Complaint of Pain: 657 – 59.3%
  • Fatal: 34 – 3.1%
  • Other Visible Injury: 326 – 29.4%
  • Severe Injury: 91 – 8.2%

Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries following an accident, please contact me promptly at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

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