Anderson Car Accident Statistics

Anderson Car Accident Statistics

Anderson Car Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, an Anderson car accident lawyer. Named after Elias Anderson who granted the Central Pacific Railroad the right of way to construct tracks through the area in 1872, Anderson has grown to become a booming town with nearby popular attractions like Lassen Volcanic National Park.

While Anderson is a smaller city, it’s proximity to both Sacramento and Redding, as well as its location on one of the state’s primary highways, means that Anderson is the site of a relatively high volume of vehicle traffic and, subsequently, injury-causing car accidents. However, drivers can reduce their chances of being involved in a dangerous collision and sustaining serious injuries by learning about the circumstances under which accidents occur. The below blog contains valuable information about injury auto accidents in Anderson.

Overview of Car Accidents

Information released in March of 2018 by research groups operating through the University of California at Berkeley shows that a total of 364 car accidents resulting in injuries occurred inside Anderson city limits over the 10 years spanning the beginning of 2008 to the end of 2017. These accidents reportedly involved 30 pedestrian collisions, 21 bicycle collisions, 26 motorcycle collisions, and 287 collisions involving passenger vehicles and/or commercial trucks.

One hundred and ninety of the collisions mentioned above occurred on a state-operated and maintained highway within Anderson city limits, meaning that over half of injury auto accidents that occur in Anderson happen on a state highway.

Severity of Accidents

About 1.65 percent of accidents that resulted in injuries in Anderson over the last ten years involved one or more fatal injuries, with six accidents causing eight overall fatalities. The rate of fatality injuries per accident for Anderson is about half that of Shasta County as a whole, for which nearly three percent of crashes resulted in fatal injury.

Just under ten (9.89) percent of Anderson’s’ injury crashes caused visible severe injuries, 110 caused severe non-visible trauma, and 212 involved only complaints of pain from one or more individuals involved in the crash. However, it should be noted that claims of pain can indicate injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or spinal cord injuries (SCI) that can develop more severe symptoms over the course of days, weeks, and even months.

Collision Type

The most common injurious collision types in Anderson, in order from most to least frequent, were:

  • Broadside Accidents (which accounted for 29.12 percent of traumatic accidents)
  • Rear-End Accidents (25.27 percent)
  • Hit-Object Accidents (14.29 percent)
  • Head-On Accidents (8.24 percent)
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian Accidents (7.42 percent)

More by Ed Smith, Anderson Car Accident Lawyer

Anderson Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Anderson car accident lawyer. Trauma sustained in an auto accident can be severe. If you’ve been injured in a crash, contact me to for free, friendly legal advice. You can reach me locally at (530) 392-9400. I can also be called at (800) 404-5400 and contacted through my website,

I’ve practiced wrongful death and personal injury law in Anderson and nearby areas for over 36 years and have assisted many people with claiming the financial compensation they deserve from a negligent or careless driver.

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