Car Accident Statistics in Southern California;Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Orange County.
Car Accidents in Southern California
Car accidents in California are more common than not in comparison to other states. In Southern California, long freeways stretch from county to county, filled with heavy traffic and back to back rush hours. Some drivers get impatient in traffic, face distractions while driving, drive with exhaustion after long hours at work, some experience road rage, and some are new drivers lacking experience on the busy roads.
With so many factors to consider, it is not hard to believe that California has such high numbers in total of fatal car accidents and injuries from car accidents. These numbers are more telling as you take a closer look at each county in Southern California, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, and Riverside County. Our attorneys at Nakase Accident Lawyers and Employment Attorneys law firm are dedicated to serving clients in San Diego County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, and Riverside County. If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to call our award-winning car accident lawyers.
Deaths from Car Accidents and Gun Violence in Southern California
Previous statistics have shown that car accidents have killed more people than guns have in the state of California. According to EveryStat for Gun Safety’s data, in the average year 3,089 people die by firearms in California. In the United States, California ranks 44th place with the highest rate of gun deaths, due to its rate of 7.7 deaths per 100,000 people.
In comparison, the number of people that died in car accidents in California annually was higher. In 2018, the state of California alone had 3,259 car accidents that resulted in a total of 3,563 deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). A number higher than the total number of deaths by firearms in the average year, ultimately making car accidents a more common danger in California. There are more deaths resulting from car accidents than deaths due to gun violence in California. If you or a loved one are injured or killed in a car accident, contact our attorneys at Nakase Accident Lawyers and Employment Attorneys.
Los Angeles County – Fatal Car Accidents and Gun Violence
Los Angeles County ranks as one of the counties in Southern California with the highest rate of deaths due to car accidents. The city is known for its large population and congested traffic, which makes it prone to multiple factors that could lead to car accidents, from poor road conditions to drivers’ negligence.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a total of 628 fatal car crashes in 2018, a high number that is comparable to previous years in the NHTSA’s Motor Vehicle Crash Data Querying and Reporting data. The reports showed the numbers of fatal car crashes per year; a total of 603 in 2014, 609 in 2015, and increasing up to 776 at its highest in 2016, and 709 in 2017. These total numbers of fatal car accidents over the years are tragic, and do not account for the number of people who suffered severe injuries due to car accidents. Despite the many programs Los Angeles Country has tried to implement to help lower the rates of car accident deaths in the county, its roads still remain dangerous for drivers.
In Los Angeles County, it can be said that driving on the roads can be just as fatal and common as facing gun violence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a total number of 3,325 fatal vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2018 in Los Angeles County. A number that comes almost head to head with the number of deaths due to gun violence. According to EveryStat, Los Angeles County had a data report of a total number of 3,785 deaths due to firearms.
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San Diego County – Car Accidents and Gun Violence
San Diego County, just like Los Angeles County, is no stranger to heavy traffic and rush hours that tend to become dangerous due to negligent drivers, road conditions, and distractions. Many drivers in San Diego County make long commutes to work, and surely any San Diego County resident can testify to seeing their fair share of car accidents on their drives. The roads are dangerous, and San Diego County car accidents that result in death are as common as its deaths due to gun violence. If not, more.
The total number of fatal car accidents in San Diego County have only proven to increase over the years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA’s Motor Vehicle Crash Data Querying and Reporting data results show that San Diego County’s total number of fatal motor vehicle crashes were 220 in 2014, 228 in 2015, 229 in 2016, 223 in 2017, and 240 in 2018. An increase that can be considered similar to the reported number of deaths due to gun violence in San Diego County.
In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report on Motor Vehicle Crashes, the total number of fatal car accidents in San Diego County from the years 2014 to 2018 was 1,140.
According to EveryStat’s data report, San Diego County had a total number of 1,051 deaths by firearm from the years 2014 to 2018. More specifically, in the year 2018, San Diego County had 240 fatalities in car crashes, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Administration. The County of San Diego’s Department of Medical Examiner reported a total of 235 deaths by firearm that same year, in 2018. Results showing that statistically, there are more deaths from car accidents than due to gun violence in the county of San Diego.
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Riverside County – Car Accidents and Gun Violence
Riverside County is known for its close proximity to Los Angeles County and ranks as the fourth most populated county in California. Riverside County includes some of the busiest freeways; Santana Monica and San Bernardino freeways and Interstates 215 and 15, which is why car accidents are a common occurrence in the county. The roads in Riverside County have proven to be so dangerous that the number of car accident deaths in Riverside County is significantly higher than the number of deaths caused by firearms.
Car accidents in Riverside County are common, but fatal car crashes in Riverside have shown to increase over the years, according to the Motor Vehicle Crash Data Querying and Reporting conducted by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The motor vehicle crash data report showed results of the following total number of fatal vehicle crashes in Riverside County for each year; 225 in 2014, 227 in 2015, 266 in 2016, 283 in 2017, and 265 in 2018.
Riverside County showed high numbers in total number of deaths by car accidents throughout the years, the results seen to be even higher when compared to the total number of deaths by guns. EveryStat’s Riverside County data report showed that from 2014 to 2018, a total of 889 deaths were caused by firearms. From 2014 to 2018, the NHTSA’s data report revealed that a total of 1,266 car crashes resulted in death. Riverside County’s car accidents are statistically fatal and unfortunately not rare occurrences.
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San Bernardino County – Car Accidents and Gun Violence
A neighboring county to Riverside County is San Bernardino County, whose congested traffic and deteriorated and rough road conditions cost drivers their safety. According to the National Transportation Research Nonprofit, TRIP, San Bernardino County’s fatal vehicle crashes are due to driver behavior, characteristics of the vehicles, and the roadways. The roads in San Bernardino County contribute to approximately one-third of its fatal car crashes, TRIP estimates. San Bernardino County’s statistics and continuous efforts to fund and improve roads and traffic safety say a lot about the fatal and tragic results of it’s car accidents, but it is more telling when comparing them to the deaths due to gun violence in the area. The number of fatal car accidents is significantly higher than the fatalities due to gun violence in San Bernardino County.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Motor Vehicle Crash Data Querying and Reporting on San Bernardino County’s fatal motor vehicle crashes have shown a consistency of high numbers of fatal car crashes over the years, from 2014 to 2018. In the annual data report, San Bernardino County saw a total number of 259 fatal car crashes in 2014, 235 in 2015, 254 in 2016, a high 310 in 2017, and 270 in 2018.
One cannot deny that more people die from car accidents in San Bernardino County than they do from firearms and gun violence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data report shows that from 2014 to 2018, San Bernardino saw a total of 1,328 fatal car crashes in the course of those four years. Meanwhile, EveryStat’s county data report showed a total number of 1,033 deaths due to firearms in San Bernardino County in the course of those same years, 2014 to 2018. A total number lower than that of the total number of fatal car accidents, proving that car accidents are more common and fatal in San Bernardino County.
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Orange County – Car Accidents and Gun Violence
Orange County is a well-known tourist location with its famous attractions, theme parks, nearby beaches, and large shopping malls.Tourists love to visit and residents love to live there. But, Orange County is a small area composed of various freeways and a large population, a mixture that results in a lot of cars on the road that make Orange County a top spot for car accidents.
In the Motor Vehicle Crash Data Querying and Reporting conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, data show the total number of fatal motor vehicle crashes per year in Orange County. In 2014, Orange County saw a total of 164 fatal car crashes, followed by 176 in 2015, 195 in 2016, 194 in 2017, and 165 in 2018.
In contrast, deaths caused by gun violence in Orange County have proven to be much lower than car accident deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data report showed that in a year, the lowest number of fatal car accidents from 2014 to 2018 was in 2014 with a total number of 164 fatal car crashes. The lowest number of fatal car accidents in a year is still significantly higher than the total number of 142 deaths by gunshot, as reported by Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division 2019 Annual Report.
In total, the number of car accidents in Orange County that resulted in deaths over the course of four years, from 2014 to 2018, was 894. According to EveryStat’s Orange County data report, the number of deaths due to firearms from 2014 to 2018 was 769. The statistics ultimately prove that Orange County faces more risk of death by car accidents than guns.
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Day vs Night, Time in Which Most Car Accidents Occur in Southern California.
In Southern California, people see numerous car accidents happen all the time from early in the morning as people commute to work, close to noon as people rush under certain time limits to go get lunch, and more so in the evening rush hours and later after as people desperately and tiredly rush to get home after long days. Car accidents are prone to happen at any time, but when looking at certain factors and statistics, there is evidence to show that there are certain times in which most car accidents occur in each county in Southern California.
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll in 2005 regarding Sleep in America. Results showed that 60% of adult drivers (168 million drivers) revealed that they have driven while in a state of drowsiness that year, while 37% (103 million drivers) in fact have actually fallen asleep while driving. How constantly does this happen? The poll showed that of the amount of people that drove while feeling drowsy and nodding off did so at least once a month, and 4% (eleven million drivers) admitted to being involved or being close to having a car accident because they fell asleep or were too tired to drive.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2018 annual report of Motor Vehicle Crash Data gave more telling numbers in regards to the total number of car crashes that occur during certain times throughout the day. The time frame in which the least car accidents occurred was from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. with 234,000 car accidents. The time frame in which the most car accidents occurred was from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with 1,664,000 car accidents. The rush hour time in which most drivers are heading home from work, feeling exhausted and frustrated with heavy traffic. With such statistics of more than half of drivers driving while tired and falling asleep at the wheel, and the most accidents happening towards late evening it can be said that most car accidents occur more often during close to or during evening and night times.
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Times When Car Accidents in Los Angeles County Occur
In Southern California, the county with the highest rate of car accidents is Los Angeles County, considered to be a hot spot for car crashes. In 2017, Los Angeles County had a total number of 92020 car accidents that resulted in death and/or severe injuries, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Of those 92020 fatal and injury crashes, 9133 (9.9%) of the crashes took place during nighttime, between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Annenberg School of Journalism’s study of car accident data for Los Angeles in 2016 also provides further insight into when Los Angeles County car accidents tend to happen. The study showed that no matter the day of the week, the rate of car accidents tend to increase between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Fridays during that time frame is when Los Angeles usually sees its highest numbers of traffic accidents.
The results of these studies show that the time in which most car accidents happen in Los Angeles County are in the evening and night times, most starting at 4:00pm, when drivers are headed home and facing high traffic volumes.
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Times When Car Accidents in San Diego County Occur
Like Los Angeles County, San Diego County is highly affected by the behavior of drivers on the road. Fatigue driving is one of the many contributing factors that lead to car accidents in San Diego County, but also a main reason as to why nighttime is the most common time in which car accidents occur.
The likelihood of drivers being involved in car accidents increases when people drive fatigued, feeling drowsy or sleepy while behind the wheel. Safe Roads USA reported that between 2015 and 2016, the number of nighttime accidents in San Diego had increased by 13 percent. According to crash ranking results of 2017 reported by California Office of Traffic Safety, San Diego County saw a total of 20648 car accidents that resulted in deaths and/or injuries. Of those 20648 car crashes, a total of 2051 of them took place during nighttime, between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m.
It is clear from these statistics that night time is a dangerous time to be on the road, when a driver themselves and/or others are most likely to be fatigued, tired, distracted, and have limited vision due to lack of daylight. These factors are a bad mixture and can lead to car accidents. You may contact Nakase Accident Lawyers in San Diego County if you find yourself in a car accident and need assistance, our attorneys will help you with your case and help you through the process.
Times When Car Accidents in Riverside County Occur
In Riverside County, drivers face the same factors that can cause car accidents. From poor road conditions, distractions, negligence, and drowsy/fatigue driver behaviors. These factors can heavily affect drivers’ safety.
The California Office of Traffic Safety reported that Riverside County had a number of 15737 car accidents in 2017 that led to deaths and/or serious injuries for drivers and pedestrians. Of those 15737 car accidents, 1495 of them took place at night, between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m. During these time frames, it is likely that fatigue, drinking, and distraction while driving may have played roles in those car accidents.
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Times When Car Accidents in Orange County Occur
Previous statistics have supported that the risk of car accidents occurring significantly increases after the sun has set, despite car accidents happening at anytime, anywhere. This is no different for Orange County.
Orange County drivers the dangers of night driving when exhaustion sets in, distractions cloud one’s mind, fog rolls in, and darkness causes low visibility, especially in locations where there are no streetlights. There is a high risk of being in a car accident while driving at night in Orange County.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s report in 2017 showed a total of 21969 car accidents that resulted in death and/or severe injuries in Orange County. Of those 21969 car crashes, a total of 1853 of them took place at night, between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m.
There is also an increase in drivers on the road that are under the influence at night, more so between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 03:00 a.m.
If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident late at night, you may contact Nakase Accident Lawyers in Orange County for a free consultation, our experienced car accident attorneys will assist you.
Times When Car Accidents in San Bernardino County Occur
In San Bernardino County, night driving is dangerous and risky, as it has statistically proven to be for other counties as well in Southern California. Various factors contribute to what makes driving at night such a risk in San Bernardino County. Car accidents are more likely prone to occur when there is no light and there is poor visibility, poor road conditions, and when drivers are tired and distracted at the end of the day.
San Bernardino County saw a high total number of 15104 car accidents that caused death and serious injuries in the year 2017, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s annual report. Of the 15104 total car accidents,1463 of them took place during nighttime, between the hours of 09:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m.
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