Sacramento County Accident Statistics 2016


Sacramento County Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Sacramento County is home to nearly 1.5 million residents. Although this county is only a fraction of the 38.8 million people residing in the state of California, many do not know that accidents tend to happen frequently here.

Did You Know?

  • Sacramento County is home to one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, University of California, Davis.
  • The Sacramento River, the longest river within California, is located in Sacramento County.
  • This county’s most famous waterfront, the American River, was where gold was discovered in 1848 and later led to the Gold Rush.

Sacramento County Accidents 2016

In 2016, there were approximately 8770 accidents in Sacramento County. The data report concluded that there were 568 (6.5%) bicycle accidents, 478 (5.5%) motorcycle accidents, 549 (6.3%) pedestrian accidents and 291 (3.3%) trucking accidents. There were also 866 (9.9%) drunk driving accidents in total. Sadly, these types of accidents caused injuries to 8,641 and killed 129 people.

Number of Accidents by Type of Collision

The following data indicates the number of accidents in Sacramento County by type of collision:

  • Broadside: 2,373 – 27.1%
  • Head-On: 468 – 5.3%
  • Hit Object: 976 – 11.1%
  • Not Stated: 97 – 1.1%
  • Other: 257 – 2.9%
  • Overturned: 196 – 2.2%
  • Rear End: 3,224 – 36.8%
  • Sideswipe: 702 – 8%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 477 – 5.4%

Number of Accidents by Collision Severity

The following number of accidents reveals the degree of injury to accident victims in Sacramento County:

  • Fatal: 129 – 1.5%
  • Severe Injury: 464 – 5.3%
  • Other Visible Injury: 2,046 – 23.3%
  • Complaint of Pain Injury: 6,131 – 69.9%

Primary Collision Factors for Sacramento County Accidents

The following Primary Collision Factors (PCF) conclude how accidents took place in Sacramento County:

  • Automobile Right-of-Way: 1,249 – 14.2%
  • Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 667 – 7.6%
  • Following Too Closely: 69 – 0.8%
  • Hazardous Parking: 2 – 0%
  • Impeding Traffic: 8 – 0.1%
  • Improper Passing: 30 – 0.3%
  • Improper Turning: 1,122 – 12.8%
  • Lights: 7 – 0.1%
  • Not Stated: 23 – 0.3%
  • Other Equipment: 2 – 0%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 71 – 0.8%
  • Other Improper Driving: 23 – 0.3%
  • Other than Driver (or Pedestrian): 91 – 1%
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: 127 – 1.4%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 208 – 2.4%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 763 – 8.7%
  • Unknown: 293 – 3.3%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 370 – 4.2%
  • Unsafe Speed: 3,256 – 37.1%
  • Unsafe Starting or Backing: 129 – 1.5%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 260 – 3%

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