Car Accidents in Ft. Bragg


Car Accidents in Ft. Bragg

I’m Ed Smith, a Ft. Bragg car accident lawyer. Residents of Ft. Bragg live in a city surrounded by natural beauty in the middle of California’s incredible North Coast. Though Ft. Bragg is a smaller city with a population of just over 7,000, it has had its fair share of auto accidents. Those who spend time on the city’s roadways may be interested in the following Ft. Bragg accident statistics.


Reports based on research conducted by UC Berkeley show that, over the period of time spanning 2013-2016, Ft. Bragg had a total of 68 injury-causing auto accidents, which is a lower per-capita auto accident rate than the rate for Mendocino County as a whole.

Of Ft. Bragg’s accidents, 16 of them were pedestrian collisions, 9 were bicycle collisions, and 4 were motorcycle collisions. Additionally, more than half (40) of these accidents occurred on the State Highway running through town.


During the time period in question, no fatal collisions occurred in the city. Only 4 of the accidents involved major injuries and another 13 involved non-severe visible injuries. The other 51 collisions only involved a complaint of pain from one or more involved individual.

This data, in comparison to the data for the whole county, shows that accidents in Ft. Bragg tend to be much less severe than in surrounding areas. While the least severe type of accident accounted for 43.09 percent of all injury crashes county-wide, they accounted for 75 percent in Ft. Bragg itself.


The most common type of collision that resulted in injuries in Ft. Bragg over the last four years was broadside accidents. Broadside accidents made up 32.35 percent of traumatic accidents and were followed by pedestrian/vehicle crashes at 19.12 percent, and sideswipe and rear-end crashes, which were both at 16.18 percent.


People were injured in Ft. Bragg accidents most often between 9 a.m. and noon. The day in which people were most commonly injured in car accidents was Tuesday.


Traffic laws exist to keep accidents from happening. When drivers choose to neglect these rules, they increase the risk of causing injuries.

The most common violation to result in people receiving injuries in Ft Bragg has been automobile right-of-way violations, which made up 20.59 percent of all violations leading to injuries in the city during 2013-2016. After right-of-way violations, the most common injury-causing violations were speeding at 13.24 percent, improper turning at 8.82 percent, and DUI at 7.35 percent.

Pedestrian Accidents

Half of all pedestrians hurt in car accidents in Fort Bragg were hurt because of a driver who failed to yield at a crosswalk. Always remember that, although they should, cars don’t always stop for people crossing the road. To avoid injury, make sure that you are visible to vehicles and that they are slowing down to let you pass before you enter a crosswalk.

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Ft. Bragg Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Ft. Bragg car accident lawyer. Accidents are often traumatic. If you or someone you care about has been injured during a collision, call (707) 564-1900 for my free and friendly legal advice. Callers can also use (800) 404-5400, my office’s toll-free line.

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