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Madera County Accident Statistics 2016

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October 08, 2017
Edward Smith

Madera County Accident Statistics 2016

2016 Accident Statistics for Madera County

Madera County is located at the geographic center of California. Over 155,000 residents consider this county home. What many do not know about this county is accidents tend to take place here frequently.

Madera County Background

Madera County, located in the Central Valley, has an extensive background in agriculture and industry expansion. Madera is the Spanish word for “lumber”, which happened to be the first industry in the county. Many tourists are attracted to this county for its national, state, county, and local park systems. Visitors oftentimes use Madera County as the southern entrance to California’s beautiful Yosemite National Park. This county is an ideal escape for those who want to take a day trip from a long week of work or school.

Madera County Accidents

There were approximately 761 accidents that took place in Madera County in 2016 alone. Of these occurrences, there were 24 (3.2%) bicycle accidents, 53 (7.0%) motorcycle accidents, and 31 (4.1%) pedestrian accidents. There were 353 (46.4%) accidents that transpired along the state highway. Unfortunately, 1,126 victims suffered traumatic injuries and 38 victims suffered fatal injuries due to these incidents.

Number of Accidents by Type of Collision

The data revealed below discusses the number of accidents in Madera County by type of collision:

  • Broadside: 151 – 19.84%
  • Head-On: 37 – 4.86 %
  • Hit Object: 194 – 25.49%
  • Not Stated: 1 – 0.13%
  • Other: 16 – 2.10%
  • Overturned: 70 – 9.20%
  • Rear-End: 215 – 28.25%
  • Sideswipe: 48 – 6.31%
  • Vehicle versus Pedestrian: 29 – 3.81%

Number of Accidents by Primary Collision Factor

The following information indicates the number of accidents in Madera County by Primary Collision Factor:

  • Bicycling or Driving Under the Influence: 85 – 11.17%
  • Following Too Closely: 15 – 1.97%
  • Improper Passing: 1 – 0.13%
  • Improper Turning: 169 – 22.21%
  • Lights: 2 – 0.26%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 9 – 1.18%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 7 – 0.92%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 1 – 0.13%
  • Other than Driver (or Pedestrian): 20 – 2.63%
  • Right-of-Way for Automobile: 97 – 12.75%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 32 – 4.20%
  • Unknown: 19 – 2.50%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 26 – 3.42%
  • Unsafe Speed: 236 – 31.01%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 13 – 1.71%
  • Wrong Side of the Road: 29 – 3.81%

Number of Accidents by Day of the Week 

A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that most accidents take place during “rush hour”, between the hours of 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The NHTSA also reported that Saturday can be a dangerous day of the week to operate a motor vehicle. The primary reason being that there are more vehicles, and more impaired motorists, on the road when compared to any other day. The following data indicate the number of accidents by day of the week in Madera County:

  • Monday: 165
  • Tuesday: 100
  • Wednesday: 115
  • Thursday: 117
  • Friday: 113
  • Saturday: 115
  • Sunday: 99


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