Antioch Accident Statistics


Antioch Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch car accident lawyer. The city of Antioch is located in the heart of Contra Costa County in California. This East Bay city is also known as the Gateway to the Delta because it is located along the banks of the San Joaquin River. What many do not know about this city is that it was recently ranked #8 out of 65 for the most dangerous cities for accidents in the state.

Did You Know?

  • Antioch is one of the oldest towns in the state of California.
  • Antioch has a population of a little over 100,000.
  • Antioch has 31 parks, including the beautiful Black Diamond Mines Regional Park.

Accidents in Antioch

In 2015, there were 384 accidents that caused 508 injuries and 10 deaths in Antioch. Out of these accidents, there were 18 (4.7%) bicycle accidents, 35 (9.1%) motorcycle accidents, 36 (9.4%) pedestrian accidents and 4 (1%) truck accidents in this city. Alcohol was involved in 44 (11.5%) of these accidents. Approximately 114 (29.7%) of these accidents took place along the state highway and 270 (70.3%) of these accidents did not. These accident statistics are shocking for this small-populated Contra Costa County city.

Number of Collisions by Type of Collision

The following types of collisions are based by the number of collisions in the city of Antioch:

  • Broadside: 90 – 23.4%
  • Head-On: 38 – 9.9%
  • Hit Object: 62 – 16.1%
  • Not Stated: 2 – 0.5%
  • Other: 3 – 0.8%
  • Overturned: 10 – 2.6%
  • Rear-End: 117 – 30.5%
  • Sideswipe: 26 – 6.8%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 36 – 9.4%

Primary Collision Factor

A good number of accidents that happened in Antioch were caused by reckless driving behavior. The following list contains the Primary Collision Factors (PCF) that contributed as a cause to these accidents:

  • Automobile Right-of-Way: 41 – 10.7%
  • Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 36 – 9.4%
  • Following Too Closely: 10 – 2.6%
  • Improper Passing: 1 – 0.3%
  • Improper Turning: 52 – 13.5%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 4 – 1%
  • Other Improper Driving: 4 – 1%
  • Other than Motorist (or Pedestrian): 8 – 2.1%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 6 – 1.6%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 17 – 4.4%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 39 – 10.2%
  • Unknown: 19 – 4.9%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 17 – 4.4%
  • Unsafe Speed: 111 – 28.9%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 4 – 1%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 15 – 3.9%

Degree of Injury to Accident Victims

The following list contains the degree of injury that victims involved in Antioch accidents suffered from:

  • Fatal: 10 – 2.6%
  • Complaint of Pain: 379 – 73.2%
  • Other Visible Injury: 97 – 18.7%
  • Severe Injury: 32 – 6.2%

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