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Davis Auto Accident Data

Davis Auto Accident Data

It’s no secret that Davis is a hub of activity. As the site of one of the state’s largest universities and research centers, Davis is commonly crowded with all kinds of people engaged in a variety of exciting things. Additionally, the community of Davis is active and close-knit, with plenty of events around town taking place on a regular basis. All of this means that the streets are often full of pedestrians, cyclists, and passenger vehicles. Because of this, the city is the site of numerous accidents every year, many of which leave people with serious injuries. If you want to learn more about the car accidents that happen in your area, you may be interested in the following Davis auto accident data.

Collisions Overview

According to data gathered by responders and published by UC Berkeley researchers, there were 2,221 traumatic accidents reported in Davis between the beginning of 2007 and the end of 2018. These included 138 pedestrian/vehicle accidents, 685 bicycle collisions, and 90 crashes involving a motorcycle. Notably, bicycle accidents accounted for nearly one-third of the total number of collisions. Additionally, 580 of these accidents (about one-quarter) occurred on a state highway within the city of Davis.


Accidents in Davis tended to be less severe than in nearby areas. While deadly injuries were involved in around .6 percent of Davis accidents, collisions in Woodland had a fatality rate of over 2.2 percent. Likewise, accidents involving severe injuries were about two percent more common in Woodland, while crashes that involved minor trauma occurred more often in Davis.

Collision Type

These were the most common types of car accidents in Davis listed next to the number of collisions recorded as that type in police reports:

  • Bicycle Accidents (685)
  • Rear-End (578)
  • Broadside (384)
  • Hit-Object (263)
  • Pedestrian (121)

Primary Causal Factor

The majority of vehicle accidents happen because of a traffic violation committed by one or more of the drivers involved in the crash. These violations were the most common primary collision factors in Davis:

  • Speeding (779 accidents)
  • Right-of-Way Violations (414)
  • Improper Turning (272)
  • DUI (129)
  • Traffic Sign and Signal Violations (127)

Less common violations included unsafe lane changing, pedestrian right-of-way, driving on the wrong side of the road, and more.

Contacting a Lawyer

After being in a crash, it’s common for survivors to feel overwhelmed. Recovering from an injury is often both a physically difficult and emotionally trying process. During this time, it can be difficult for survivors to focus on anything other than regaining their wellbeing. However, at-fault parties such as negligent drivers and auto manufacturers almost always start putting together a legal defense right away. In order to prevent these parties from disclaiming responsibility for your injuries, it’s important to reach out to a Davis personal injury lawyer as soon as you possibly can after the accident takes place.

You can learn a little bit more about the process of pursuing injury compensation by watching this video:

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Davis Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis personal injury lawyer. Recovering crash survivors deserve help. If you were injured in a car accident, take a minute to call me and get some free, friendly advice. To reach me, dial (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400.

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