I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident lawyer. As the largest city in Solano County and the gateway for Napa and the Sacramento Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo is a city with a significant amount of vehicle traffic. As with any area with heavy traffic, Vallejo also is the site of numerous injury-related auto accidents every year.
However, knowing how, where, and why these accidents occur can help area drivers to better understand how to avoid being involved in an accident and sustaining serious injuries as a result. The following blog contains useful information recently published by UC Berkeley researchers regarding Vallejo car accidents during the previous ten years (2008-2017).
Over the last ten years, 4,811 vehicle collisions resulting in injuries have occurred in the city of Vallejo, injuring 6,838 individuals and costing 76 other victims their lives. These collisions included 151 accidents involving motorcycles, 452 involving roadway pedestrians, 206 involving cyclists, and 4002 involving only either large commercial trucks or regular passenger vehicles. Additionally, 2023 (around 42 percent) of these accidents were located on a state highway within Vallejo.
The majority of the accidents in question (nearly 70 percent) did not involve fatal or visible injuries and were identified as injury accidents by a complaint of pain from an individual involved in the collision. Around 23 percent caused visible injuries identified as non-severe, and about 7 percent caused severe visible injuries. Finally, exactly 1.58 percent of Vallejo’s traumatic collisions resulted in one or more fatal injuries.
Most often, auto accident injuries in Vallejo have been caused by rear-ending accidents, which accounted for approximately 30 percent of the crashes in question. The next most common accident type during 2008-2017 was broadside (or “t-bone”) collisions, which accounted for about 25-percent.
The most common types of accidents after the top two, in order from most to least frequent, were hit-object crashes at about 13 percent, sideswipe accidents at about 10 percent, head-on, and pedestrian accidents both at about eight percent and rollover collisions at around four percent.
In many cases, accidents are caused by a driver who neglected to follow the rules of the road. In Vallejo, the most common traffic violation to cause a crash was speeding. Speeding generated nearly 29 percent of injury accidents. Other serious violations that have left Vallejo drivers and pedestrians with injuries include improper turning, vehicle right-of-way violations, and traffic signal violations.
Additionally, it is worth noting that while DUI only made up around eight percent of primary cause violations, over one-third (29) of Vallejo’s fatal collisions involved intoxicated drivers.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident lawyer. Being involved in an auto accident can mean severe and even fatal injuries. If an accident has affected you or someone close to you, contact me for friendly, free advice. I’m available through AutoAccident.com and at (707) 564-1900 and (800) 404-5400.
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