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Florida Auto Accident Statistics

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on December 10, 2012

Florida Auto Accident StatisticsEvery year, hundreds of thousands of auto accidents occur on Florida roadways. These accidents result in the loss of billions of dollars in property damage, medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, and court fees. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our Palm Coast and Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys have assisted clients in obtaining compensation for the financial losses suffered due to auto accidents. In addition to these compensatory damages, we have won punitive damages awards when the at-fault person or party acts in an especially negligent manner. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you are not alone. Let our expert legal team investigate your claim to determine if you have a personal injury lawsuit.

State Auto Accident Statistics

The following statistics are pulled from data collected by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Traffic Crashes

Since 2005, the number of motor vehicle crashes in Florida has declined.

  • 2010: 235,461
  • 2009: 235,778
  • 2008: 243,342
  • 2007: 256,206
  • 2006: 256,200
  • 2005: 268,605

Average Crashes per Day

Likewise, the average number of crashes per day has decreased.

  • 2010: 645
  • 2009: 646
  • 2008: 665
  • 2007: 702
  • 2006: 702
  • 2005: 736

Fatal Crashes

Since 2005, the number of fatal crashes has decline by almost a third.

  • 2010: 2,261
  • 2009: 2,372
  • 2008: 2,764
  • 2007: 2,947
  • 2006: 3,084
  • 2005: 3,185

Injury Crashes

The number of injury crashes has gone down significantly in the six-year period prior to 2010 (the last year for which statistics are available).

  • 2010: 124,847
  • 2009: 125,675
  • 2008: 128,162
  • 2007: 135,601
  • 2006: 137,282
  • 2005: 147,879

Property Damage Only Crashes

For a three-year period, the number of auto accidents causing property damage decreased; in 2010, the number increased.

  • 2010: 108,353
  • 2009: 107,731
  • 2008: 112,416
  • 2007: 117,658
  • 2006: 115,834
  • 2005: 117,541

County Auto Accident Statistics

Our Palm Coast and Daytona Beach auto accident attorneys have litigated many cases for auto accidents that have taken place in Volusia County, Flagler County, and surrounding counties.

Volusia County

The number of auto accidents in Volusia County has steadily declined during this three-year period.

Crashes:

  • 2009: 5,685
  • 2008: 5,709
  • 2007: 6,113

Fatalities:

  • 2009: 94
  • 2008: 109
  • 2007: 108

Flagler County

Despite having the lowest number of crashes during this three-year period, 2008 was also the year in which the most fatalities occurred in Flagler County.

Crashes:

  • 2009: 715
  • 2008: 695
  • 2007: 792

Fatalities:

  • 2009: 16
  • 2008: 31
  • 2007: 16

Contributing Causes of Auto Accidents

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the top causes of auto accidents include:

Operating a Motor Vehicle in Careless or Negligent Manner

  • Fatalities: 34, 23.29% of crashes
  • Injuries: 2,450, 52.01% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 1,493, 53.32% of crashes

Failed to Yield Right of Way

  • Fatalities: 20, 13.70% of crashes
  • Injuries: 771, 16.37% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 387, 13.82% of crashes

Ran off Roadway

  • Fatalities: 17, 11.64% of crashes
  • Injuries: 157, 3.33% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 77, 2.75% of crashes

Failed to Keep in Proper Lane

  • Fatalities: 10, 6.85% of crashes
  • Injuries: 141, 2.99% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 87, 3.11% of crashes

Drove Too Fast for Conditions

  • Fatalities: 4, 2.74% of crashes
  • Injuries: 128, 2.72% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 129, 4.61% of crashes

Ran Red Light

  • Fatalities: 5, 3.42% of crashes
  • Injuries: 107, 2.27% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 64, 2.29% of crashes

Exceeded Posted Speed

  • Fatalities: 9, 6.16% of crashes
  • Injuries: 56, 1.19% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 13, 0.46% of crashes

Over Correcting/Over Steering

  • Fatalities: 9, 6.16% of crashes
  • Injuries: 84, 1.78% of crashes
  • Property Damage Only: 59, 2.11% of crashes

If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact the legal experts at Chanfrau & Chanfrau.

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