Riverside County Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, a lot of motor vehicle accident occur every year within Riverside County, CA.  In fact, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there  were 10,924 individuals injured or killed within Riverside County in 2011.

Contributing to the high number of accidents is the fact that Riverside County has several major freeways running through it including Highway 91, 215, 10, 15, 60 and others.  The amount of traffic that travels on these highways each and everyday continues to rise as more and more people move to the “Inland Empire” area of Riverside County.

With so many vehicles on the roads and most individuals having to commute long distance to and from work it is no wonder there are so many car accident in Riverside County.  Bedroom communities such as Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Perris, Temecula, Lake Elsinore and others contribute to the large number of vehicles on the road everyday.  A lot of people living in these bedroom communities commute to jobs in Los Angeles, Orange County and even San Diego.

If you do find yourself involved in an accident within Riverside County, CA, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.  There are a lot of factors that come into play when determining if you are entitled to compensation from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Regardless of the type of accident, whether it was an accident involving a truck, car, or motorcycle, an experienced injury attorney will be able to help determine if you are entitled to compensation.

Here are the statistics for 2011 accidents within Riverside County, CA:

 

TYPE OF COLLISION VICTIMS
KILLED &
INJURED
RANKING BY
DAILY VEHICLE
MILES TRAVELED
RANKING BY
AVERAGE
POPULATION
Total Fatal and Injury 10,924 38/58 53/58
Alcohol Involved 1,352 36/58 42/58
HBD Driver < 21 157 27/58 31/58
HBD Driver 21 – 34 555 33/58 34/58
Motorcycles 563 40/58 44/58
Pedestrians 389 37/58 44/58
Pedestrians < 15 84 29/58 30/58
Pedestrians 65+ 34 36/58 41/58
Bicyclists 362 38/58 43/58
Bicyclists < 15 85 30/58 30/58
TYPE OF COLLISION FATAL &
INJURY
COLLISIONS
RANKING BY
DAILY VEHICLE
MILES TRAVELED
RANKING BY
AVERAGE
POPULATION
Speed Related 2,360 29/58 42/58
Nighttime (9:00pm – 2:59am) 965 34/58 48/58
Hit and Run 511 32/58 39/58