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Roseville Police Department’s Annual Summary on Traffic Accidents

Roseville PD Issues 2021 Summary on Traffic Collisions

Every year, the Roseville Police Department sends out an annual summary to the community providing a snapshot of the department’s efforts over the past year.
The comprehensive 2021 summary includes information on crime statistics, animal control, budget allocation, and more. However, one aspect of the summary consists of a breakdown of traffic collisions.

Top 10 Dangerous Intersections in Roseville

According to the summary, 1,195 accidents occurred in 2021. The report indicated that excessive speed was the number one cause of these traffic accidents. Below are the top ten dangerous intersections in Roseville:

  1. Douglas Boulevard & Sunrise Avenue
  2. Galleria Boulevard & Roseville Parkway
  3. Riverside Avenue & Cirby Road
  4. Pleasant Grove Boulevard  & Highland Pointe Drive
  5. Pleasant Grove Boulevard & Fiddyment Road
  6. Pleasant Grove Boulevard & Foothills Boulevard
  7. Sunrise Avenue & Cirby Way
  8. Foothills Boulevard & Baseline Road & Main Street
  9. Pleasant Grove Boulevard & Roseville Parkway
  10. East Roseville Parkway & Taylor Road

Traffic Accident Statistics in Roseville

According to Police Chief Troy Bergstrom, traffic is one of their main concerns in Roseville. Bergstrom said even with traffic volumes increasing throughout the city, they have seen a 28 percent reduction in traffic accidents in recent years. According to their data:

  • In 2019, they had 1,677 traffic collisions
  • In 2020, there were 1,241 car accidents
  • In 2021 they had 1,195 crashes

Roseville PD credits the reduction in traffic accidents to its patrol officers, who continuously conduct traffic enforcement stops. The department firmly believes enforcement and education will continue to make Roseville’s roadways safer for everyone.

Watch YouTube Video: 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Roseville Crash. The news report from CBS Sacramento below shows a deadly car accident at Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard in Roseville, where one person was killed and another with life-threatening injuries.

Five Ways to Prevent a Car Accident

Car accidents can be scary, painful, and costly. Getting into a car accident can lead to injuries, financial struggles, and even emotional trauma. Auto accidents can be prevented, and you can reduce your risk of getting into a car collision on the road.

It is essential to know some of the leading causes of car crashes and how to prevent them. While some of these causes may be obvious, it is crucial to be reminded so you can be more aware of your surroundings.

  • Don’t Be Distracted – Making a phone call, texting, or eating while driving may not seem like a big deal. However, about 9 people are killed, and over 1000 people are injured each day in the United States in accidents involving a distracted driver.
  • Don’t Drive Drunk – We all know drunk driving is dangerous. Driving after drinking alcohol can slow down your reaction time and impair your judgment. 
  • Don’t Speed – According to the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA), speeding causes nearly 10,000 fatal accidents each year. When you drive over the speed limit, you’re driving at a speed at which the road was not built. By speeding, you put yourself and others on the street in danger.
  • Don’t Tailgate – Following a vehicle too closely can cause you to rear-end the car. Follow the three-second rule if you’re not sure what an appropriate distance is to keep between you and the vehicle in front of you. According to the rule, you should always be three seconds behind the car in front of you. 
  • Don’t Run Red Lights or Stop Signs – Always come to a complete stop and look both ways for oncoming vehicles. Those who run stop signs and red lights often risk causing side-impact and rollover collisions at high speeds.

Roseville Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney in Roseville. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver, call our law firm today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to discuss filing a potential compensation claim. Our legal team will review your case and provide free, friendly advice.

Our experienced injury lawyers have helped residents of Roseville and northern California with their personal injury and wrongful death claims since 1982.

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