Shasta County Accident Statistics 2016


Shasta County Accident Statistics 2016

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding personal injury lawyer. Shasta County is considered home to over 179,000 residents. A California county population report ranked this county #31 out of #58 for having the highest population. What some may not know about this county is that accidents occur here frequently.

Did You Know?

  • Shasta County was originally named after Mount Shasta, which was derived from the English translation of an Indian tribe that once resided in the area.
  • Forbes Magazine has named Shasta County’s largest city, Redding, as a “Top 10 Fishing Town in North America”
  • Points of interest for this county include the Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Whiskeytown Lake.

Shasta County Accident Statistics 2016

In 2016, 678 accidents took place in Shasta County. According to the accident statistic report, there were 22 (3.2%) bicycle accidents, 61 (9%) motorcycle accidents, 45 (6.6%) pedestrian accidents and 40 (5.9%) trucking accidents. Drunk driving was involved in 110 (16.2%) of these accidents. Of these accidents, they caused victims to suffer traumatic injuries and 19 victims to suffer fatal injuries.

How Accidents Occurred in Shasta County

The information below includes the collision factors that caused accidents in Shasta County:

  • Automobile Right of Way: 77 – 11.4%
  • Bicycling/Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug: 91 – 13.4%
  • Following Too Closely: 8 – 1.2%
  • Hazardous Parking: 1 – 0.1%
  • Improper Passing: 3 – 0.4%
  • Improper Turning: 168 – 24.8%
  • Other Hazardous Violation: 2 – 0.3%
  • Other Improper Driving: 3 – 0.4%
  • Other than Motorist (or Pedestrian): 23 – 3.4%
  • Pedestrian Right of Way: 6 – 0.9%
  • Pedestrian Violation: 20 – 2.9%
  • Traffic Signals and Signs: 27 – 4%
  • Unknown: 17 – 2.5%
  • Unsafe Lane Change: 18 – 2.7%
  • Unsafe Speed: 182 – 26.8%
  • Unsafe Starting/Backing: 4 – 0.6%
  • Wrong Side of Road: 28 – 4.1%

Types of Accidents in Shasta County

The report below indicates the types of accidents in Shasta County:

  • Broadside: 130 – 19.2%
  • Head-On: 44 – 6.5%
  • Hit Object: 209 – 30.8%
  • Not Stated: 6 – 0.9%
  • Other: 10 – 1.5%
  • Overturned: 89 – 13.1%
  • Sideswipe: 42 – 6.2%
  • Rear End: 110 – 16.2%
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian: 38 – 5.6%

Shasta County Accidents by Degree of Injury

The data below reveals the degree of injury to accident victims in Shasta County:

  • Complaint of Paint Injury: 345 (50.9%)
  • Fatal Injury: 19 (2.8%)
  • Other Visible Injury: 234 (34.5%)
  • Severe Injury: 80 – 11.8%

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