San Joaquin County Accident Statistics 2016

San Joaquin County Accident Statistics 2016

San Joaquin County Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. San Joaquin County is considered home to over 726,000 people. What many do not know about this region is that accidents tend to occur frequently here.

Accident Statistic Summary

There were about 4,138 accidents in San Joaquin County in 2016. Of these occurrences, there were 209 (5.1%) bicycle accidents, 218 (5.3%) motorcycle accidents and 223 (5.4%) pedestrian accidents. About 1,420 (34.3%) of these incidents occurred along the state highways. It is unfortunate that these occurrences caused 5,920 victims to sustain traumatic injuries and 119 victims to suffer fatal injuries.

Number of Collisions by Collision Type

The following information reveals the number of collisions by collision type:

  • Broadside: 1,179 – 28.49%
  • Hit Object: 635 – 15.35%
  • Head-On: 151 – 3.65%
  • Not Stated: 12 – 0.29%
  • Other: 132 – 3.19%
  • Overturned: 196 – 4.74%
  • Rear-End: 1,284 – 31.03%
  • Sideswipe: 328 – 7.93%
  • Vehicle vs. Pedestrian: 221 – 5.34%

Number of Collisions by Violation

The number of collisions by Primary Collision Factor (PCF) violation are listed as followed:

  • Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 353 – 8.53%
  • Following Too Closely: 64 – 1.55%
  • Impeding Traffic: 1 – 0.02%
  • Improper Passing: 23 – 0.56%
  • Improper Turning: 592 – 14.31%
  • Lights: 2 – 0.05%
  • Not Stated: 12 – 0.29%
  • Other Equipment: 1 – 0.02%
  • Other Improper Driving: 9 – 0.22%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 24 – 0.58%
  • Other than Driver or Pedestrian: 62 – 1.50%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 89 – 2.15%
  • Right-of-Way for Automobile: 635 – 15.35%
  • Right-of-Way for Pedestrian: 66 – 1.59%
  • Traffic Signs and Signals: 417 – 10.08%
  • Unknown: 81 – 1.96%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 201 – 4.86%
  • Unsafe Speed: 1,355 – 32.75%
  • Unsafe Backing or Starting: 34 – 0.82%
  • Wrong Side of Road: ¬†117- 2.83%

Number of Accidents by Crash Severity

The data listed below indicates the number of accidents by crash severity:

  • Complaint of Pain Injury: 2,657 – 64.21%
  • Fatal Injury: 110 – 2.66%
  • Other Visible Injury: 1,120 – 27.07%
  • Severe Injury: 251 – 6.07%

Preventing Automobile Accidents

Automobiles are amazing machines. They provide vehicle occupants with comfortable travel and freedom, transporting a family for hundreds of miles on a single gasoline tank fill-up. However, they can be dangerous and increase the risk of injury or even death for those traveling on the road. According to a 2013 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,687,000 crashes were reported to authorities. From these reported occurrences, there were about 2,313,000 injuries and 32,719 fatalities. Some of the common causes of these accidents include:

Aside from these collision factors, being aware of your surroundings is a big influence on one’s driving. When driving on the street or in parking lots, it is important to be alert and keep an eye on pedestrians. Driving the right car also plays a big role on a motorist’s driving behavior. A car with proven reliability and safety features may reduce your risks of being involved in an accident. For more information, contact an experienced Stockton personal injury lawyer.

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