Car Accident Data
Most people don’t expect to be involved in a car accident on any given day, and in a relatively small city like Colusa, the chances of being injured in a wreck may seem negligible. However, accidents are liable to happen anywhere there is vehicle traffic, and all it takes is a single crash to drastically change your life by causing a severe or fatal injury. It isn’t always possible to avoid being involved in a car accident, drivers can improve their safety by learning about how crashes typically happen in their area. The following article contains helpful information about traumatic vehicle accidents in Colusa.
Information from researchers at UC Berkeley indicates that, during 2007-2019, there were 141 injury-causing car accidents within the city limits of Colusa. These included 15 pedestrian accidents, nine bicycle/vehicle crashes, and six motorcycle collisions. Additionally, around 58 percent of the 141 accidents happened on a state-operated highway within Colusa.
The majority of these accidents involved injuries that were not visible but were indicated by a complaint of pain to responding officials. These types of injuries accounted for 56 percent of accidents. Accidents involving non-severe, visible injuries accounted for around 34 percent while crashes involving severe trauma made up about seven percent. Finally, a total of two fatal accidents accounted for around 1.5 percent. This fatality rate is similar for other Northern California cities of a similar size.
The following types of auto accidents caused the highest number of injury-related crashes in Colusa during the time period in question. Collision types are listed next to the number of accidents caused between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2018.
- Broadside – 52
- Rear End – 30
- Vehicle/Pedestrian – 15
- Hit Object – 13
- Head-On – 12
Less common collision types included rollovers, sideswipes, and unlisted types of crashes.
Time of Day
In Colusa, most auto accidents have happened between noon and midnight with a notable increase in crashes between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Accidents were very rare between midnight and 6:00 a.m. Additionally, Tuesdays were the most dangerous days on Colusa roads followed by Fridays and Saturdays.
Contacting a Lawyer
After being injured in a crash, people can be left in a difficult situation. Not only is healing from a collision injury often a painful and stressful experience, but it can leave people financially unstable as well. Hospital bills are expensive, and being injured can also often cause a loss of income. To recover these losses, many crash survivors are able to file personal injury claims against the parties whose negligence caused the accident. If you believe that you may have a viable personal injury claim, you should try to speak directly to a Colusa car accident lawyer who has experience working with cases like yours.
More Blogs by Colusa Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer, Ed Smith
- Recovering Compensation for Accident Injuries
- How can a Colusa Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
- Healing After an Injury
Colusa Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Colusa car accident lawyer. If a vehicle crash has injured you or a person that is important to you, please get in touch with me so I can offer you free, friendly advice. Contact me by calling (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.
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