Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Southern California sees a high number of motorcycles on the road due to its popular long freeways and beautiful views that make it exciting for motorcycle riders. It is no surprise that the state of California has over 800,000 registered motorcycles because of this. But what riders do not realize is how dangerous the roads can be and how prone they are to motorcycle accidents.
The state of California as a whole saw a total number of 2,655 fatal vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle from 2014 to 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatal Analysis Reporting System data. California has an estimated 666 total annual average of fatal motorcycle accidents. In 2016, over 15% of the motor vehicle deaths reported in California were motorcycle accident deaths.The Fatal Analysis Reporting System data supports why in regards to the number of deaths in motorcycle accidents, California ranks high in the top 15 in the U.S.A.
Los Angeles County Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
In Los Angeles County, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a total number of 1,275 of fatal crashes involving motorcycles from 2014 to 2018. Furthermore, NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System showed the number of fatal crashes involving motorcycles per year in Los Angeles County. There were 235 crashes in 2014, 247 crashes in 2015, 296 crashes in 2016, 276 crashes in 2017, and 221 crashes in 2018. With these numbers, it is calculated that Los Angeles faces an estimated average of 255 motorcycle crashes a year.
Orange County Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Facing a lower number of fatal car accidents involving motorcycles than that of Los Angeles County’s is Orange County, with a total number of 352 fatal motorcycle crashes between 2014 and 2018. The NHTSA’’s Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System showed the amount of fatal motorcycle crash accidents per year in Orange County. 2014 saw a total of 67 crashes, 2015 had 55 crashes, 2016 had 85 crashes, 2017 had 84 crashes, and 2018 saw a decrease with 61 crashes. It can be concluded with these numbers that Orange County has an estimated average total of 70 fatal motorcycle accidents per year.
Riverside County Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
In Riverside County, a number of 393 fatal motorcycle crashes from 2014 to 2018 were reported by the NHTSA.Their Fatality Analysis Reporting System revealed the total amount of fatal motorcycle accidents per year in Riverside County. 82 fatal motorcycle crashes were reported in 2014, 72 crashes in 2015, 76 crashes in 2016, 81 crashes in 2017, and back to its highest at 82 crashes in 2018. The provided data supported an estimated average total of 78 fatal motorcycle accidents in Riverside County per year.
San Diego County Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
In contrast, San Diego County saw an estimated average of 98 fatal motorcycle accidents per year, going by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s reported data. According to the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, San Diego County has a total of 490 fatal crashes involving motorcycles from 2014 to 2018. More specifically, San Diego County had 101 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2014, 87 crashes in 2015, 94 crashes in 2016, a high total of 120 crashes in 2017, and 88 crashes in 2018.
San Bernardino County Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Not far behind San Diego County, San Bernardino County’s reported data showed an estimated average of 77 fatal motorcycle accidents per year. The NHTSA’’s data in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System revealed a total of 386 reported motorcycle accidents which resulted in death from 2014 to 2018 in San Bernardino County. In 2014, San Bernardino County had 85 motorcycle crashes, 62 crashes in 2015, 85 crashes in 2016, 84 crashes in 2017, and 70 crashes in 2018.
The amount of reported motorcycle accidents in Southern California’s counties show how common they are, and tragically how fatal they can be. Although motorcycle drivers nationwide make up only 3% of registered vehicle owners, the state of California sees 17% of its deaths on the road being deaths from motorcycle accidents, according to the Los Angeles Times.
If you or a loved one are involved or have suffered injuries due to a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call Nakase Accident Lawyers for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys in motorcycle accidents and personal injuries will guide you through the process and fight for you. Call today.