Fresno County Accident Statistics 2016

Fresno County Accident Statistics 2016

Fresno County Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno auto accident attorney. Fresno County is located in the northern region of California. A 2015 census revealed that nearly 974,861 residents consider this county their home. What many do not know about this area is that accidents tend to occur frequently here.

Fresno County Fun Facts

Fresno County is known as the year-round playground of California. This inhabited region is known for its sunshine that lasts 300 days out of the calendar year. As winter approaches in this Central Valley county, a thick foggy condition known as tule fog shrouds the land. This fog makes the area look more dramatic, which may be a great scenic view for Instagram photographers.

Some of the great features about this county is its close proximity to the most famous national parks of California – Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite. Surprisingly, these parks are only a 90-minute drive away.

Fresno County is home of the raisins. This county supplies raisins to not only the United States but also around the world. These sweet little treats are perfectly cultivated by the long growing season and ample sunshine in this area. Fresno County grows approximately 355,000 tons of raisins each year.

Fresno County Accident Statistic Report Findings

There were approximately 2,807 total accidents that occurred in Fresno County in 2016. Of these crashes, there were 65 (2.3%) bicycle accidents, 148 (5.3%) motorcycle accidents and 84 (3%) pedestrian accidents. These accidents, unfortunately, caused 4,273 victims to suffer traumatic injuries and 112 victims to succumb to their injuries.

Fresno County Accidents by Type of Collision

The severity of an accident depends on the type of collision by area of impact. The following collision details conclude how accidents occurred in Fresno County:

  • Broadside: 673 – 23.98%
  • Head-On: 119 – 4.24%
  • Hit Object: 518 – 18.45%
  • Not Stated: 4 – 0.14%
  • Other: 39 – 1.39%
  • Overturned: 231 – 8.23%
  • Rear-End: 938 – 33.42%
  • Sideswipe: 204 – 7.27%
  • Vehicle vs. Pedestrian: 81 – 2.89%

Fresno County Accidents by Primary Collision Factor (PCF)

Determining the cause of a crash to properly pinpoint liability requires an intensive and thorough investigation. The information below reveals the Primary Collision Factor (PCF) for accidents in Fresno County:

  • Automobile Right-of-Way: 467 – 16.64%
  • Bicycling or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 304 – 10.83%
  • Following Too Closely: 26 – 0.93%
  • Hazardous Parking: 2 – 0.07%
  • Improper Passing: 22 – 0.78%
  • Improper Turning: 541 – 19.27%
  • Lights: 1 – 0.04%
  • Not Stated: 15 – 0.53%
  • Other than Driver (or Pedestrian): 45 – 1.60%
  • Other Equipment: 6 – 0.21%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 13 – 0.46%
  • Other Improper Driving: 13 – 0.46%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 20 – 0.71%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 35 – 1.25%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 206 – 7.34%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 86 – 3.06%
  • Unsafe Speed: 878 – 31.28%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 21 – 0.75%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 64 – 2.28%
  • Unknown: 42 – 1.50%

Fresno County Accidents by Number of Victims by Victim Role

A victim’s role in an accident is vital to determining how the collision transpired. The following data indicates the number of victims by victim role in Fresno County accidents:

  • Bicyclist: 63 – 1.44%
  • Driver: 2,767 – 63.10%
  • Other: 1 – 0.02%
  • Passenger: 1,454 – 33.16%
  • Pedestrian: 100 – 2.28%

Fresno County Accidents per Day of Week 

One may assume that the day with the most occurring accidents is during the middle of the week. The statistics below report the number of accidents per day of the week in Fresno County:

  • Monday: 387
  • Tuesday: 443
  • Wednesday: 399
  • Thursday: 399
  • Friday: 480
  • Saturday: 370
  • Sunday: 329

Fresno County Accidents by Collision Severity

The magnitude of impact determines the degree of injury to collision victims. The numbers listed below state the collision severity of accidents in Fresno County:

  • Complaint of Pain Injury: 1,682 – 59.92%
  • Fatal: 97 – 3.46%
  • Other Visible Injury: 789 – 28.11%
  • Severe Injury: 239 – 8.51%

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