Oroville Car Accident Statistics
I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville car accident lawyer. Oroville is a lovely city with easy access to the beautiful Sierra Mountains as well as the hustle and bustle of the Sacramento area. However, like all cities, Oroville is also the site of numerous injury-causing car accidents every year. While auto accidents often happen unexpectedly, drivers can take certain steps to reduce their risk of being involved in a serious crash. One of the most important things that a driver can do is to understand how, where, and when accidents are likely to happen in their area. Those who frequently drive on Oroville roadways may be interested in learning these informative statistics regarding local car accidents.
The following statistics are based on information taken from data gathered by UC Berkeley during the eleven-year time period between the beginning of 2007 and the end of 2017. During this time period, 867 traumatic accidents were reported in the city of Oroville. These accidents caused 1,205 injuries ranging from minor to severe and cost 20 people their lives.
Out of these 867 collisions, 48 involved a motorcycle, 82 involved a cyclist, and 109 involved a pedestrian. Additionally, over one-third (303) of them occurred on a state-operated roadway within Oroville city limits.
Common Crash Locations
For various reasons, some locations tend to be the site of more accidents than others. This can be due to factors like high traffic in the area, poor roadway design, low visibility, driver behavior, and more. In Oroville, the following locations were frequently the site of traumatic collisions:
- Lincoln Boulevard at Oro Dam Boulevard
- Oro Dam Boulevard at Washington Avenue
- Mitchell Avenue at Myers Street
- Oro Dam Boulevard between 5th Avenue and Veatch Street
- Hunton Street at Robinson Street
- Table Mountain Boulevard at East Grand Avenue
- Foothill Boulevard near Olive Highway
- Olive Highway near Executive Parkway
While not all accidents are the fault of a reckless driver, the majority of car accidents involve a traffic violation. The most common violations to cause accidents in Oroville are included in the following list next to the number of crashes they caused during 2007-2017.
- Speeding, 221
- Vehicle Right-of-Way, 182
- Driving in Oncoming Lanes, 83
- DUI, 74
- Traffic Sign/Signal Violations, 59
- Pedestrian Violations, 41
- Unsafe Backing Up or Starting, 13
- Unsafe Lane Changing, 11
The remaining violations all accounted for less than one percent of traumatic crashes respectively. These less common violations included broken lights, improper passing, tailgating, and more.
Accidents in Oroville tend to happen during the week more often than on the weekend, with collision rates dropping significantly on Saturdays and Sundays. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday had the highest amount of collisions overall.
Across all days, the time period with the most accidents was 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by noon to 3:00 p.m. The least common time period for accidents was between midnight and 6:00 a.m.
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