Redding Fatal Car Accident Data

Redding Fatal Car Accident Data

Redding Fatal Car Accident Data

Redding Fatal Car Accident Data – Redding is one of the largest cities in Northern California and is located on the main highway for traveling up and down the west coast. Because of these factors, the city has a large amount of both local and commuting vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, where there are vehicles, accidents are likely to happen. Tragically, many of these accidents leave people with injuries that cost them their lives. The number of car accidents that do cause fatal injuries is relatively low, but Redding has seen almost 100 fatal crashes over the past decade. Area residents may want to read the below data regarding Redding auto accident fatalities.

Accidents Overview

Between January 1, 2006, and January 1, 2018, 5,579 car accidents caused injuries in Redding, according to data from UC Berkeley. Out of these collisions, 93 involved a fatal injury, accounting for 1.67 percent of crashes overall. This percentage is slightly lower than the rate for Shasta County in general, where 2.78 percent of crashes involved fatalities. However, it is higher than the rate for Sacramento, where only 1.25 percent of traumatic accidents were fatal.

Accident Type

The most common type of accident to cause fatal injuries in Redding has been vehicle/pedestrian crashes. Pedestrians were involved in nearly one-third of all Redding fatality auto accidents and were ten percent more common than the next most frequent crash type, broadside accidents. Hit-object accidents were just only less common than broadside crashes, accounting for about 18 and 20 percent, respectively. Less common fatal accident types included head-on crashes, sideswipe accidents, rollovers, and rear-end collisions.

Crash Locations

These areas in Redding have seen a high number of collisions involving fatal injury:

  • Hartnell Avenue near Churn Creek Road
  • Highway 273 at Buenaventura Boulevard
  • Highway 237 near Branstetter Lane
  • South Market Street at West Cypress Avenue
  • Placer Street between Airpark Drive and Liberty Street
  • The Highway 44/Highway 237 Junction

Fatal Crashes and Wrongful Death

The large majority of auto accidents are caused by reckless drivers who violate the rules of the road, and when drivers are found to have been operating their vehicle negligently, they can usually be held responsible for crash-related damages. However, the damages that families and dependents suffer after losing a loved one include many different losses and can be difficult to understand fully. To get a better idea of what you may be able to recover after a fatal crash, get in contact with a Redding wrongful death lawyer. Most lawyers will give you a free phone consultation where you can get valuable information about your case.

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