Modesto Accident Statistics


Modesto Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. The city of Modesto is the largest populated city in Stanislaus County, California. What many do not know about this central valley city is that accidents tend to occur quite frequently here.

Did You Know?

  • Modesto originated as a railroad stop for the long trip from Sacramento to Los Angeles.
  • The famous creator of the Star Wars series, George Lucas, was born in Modesto.
  • “American Graffiti”, the award winning movie by George Lucas in 1973, was shot in Modesto.

Accidents in Modesto

The city of Modesto is no stranger to accidents. In 2015 alone, there were 1071 accidents in total. Out of these accidents, there were 83 (7.7%) bicycle accidents, 46 (4.3%) motorcycle accidents, 94 (8.8%) pedestrian accidents and 22 (2.1%) truck accidents. Alcohol was involved in 114 (10.6%) of these accidents. Approximately 155 (14.5%) of these accidents occurred along the state highway and 915 (85.4%) did not.

Number of Accidents by Type of Accident

The following information states the types of accidents in Modesto:

  • Broadside: 392 – 36.6%
  • Head-On: 113 – 10.6%
  • Hit Object: 61 – 5.7%
  • Not Stated: 26 – 2.4%
  • Other: 28 – 2.6%
  • Overturned: 17 – 1.6%
  • Rear End: 271 – 25.3%
  • Sideswipe: 86 – 8%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 77 – 7.2%

Primary Collision Factor for Accidents in Modesto

The following statistics reveal  the Primary Collision Factor (PCF) for how these accidents occurred in Modesto:

  • Automobile Right-of-Way: 232 – 21.7%
  • Bicycling or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 79 – 7.4%
  • Following Too Closely: 37 – 3.5%
  • Improper Passing: 3 – 0.3%
  • Improper Turning: 153 – 14.3%
  • Not Stated: 5 – 0.5%
  • Other Equipment: 1 – 0.1%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 18 – 1.7%
  • Other than Driver (or Pedestrian): 13 – 1.2%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 35 – 3.3%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 34 – 3.2%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 145 – 13.5%
  • Unknown: 38 – 3.5%
  • Unsafe Backing or Starting: 9 – 0.8%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 24 – 2.2%
  • Unsafe Speed: 219 – 20.4%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 26 – 2.4%

Number of Accidents in Modesto by Collision Severity

The following data indicates the degree of injury for victims that have suffered through accidents in Modesto:

  • Complaint of Pain Injury: 702 – 65.5%
  • Fatal Injury: 18 – 1.7%
  • Other Visible Injury: 307 – 28.7%
  • Severe Injury: 44 – 4.1%

Modesto Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. If you, or a family member has suffered serious injuries or even passed away due to an accident, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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