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WHO IS AT RISK? According to the NHTSA, a little less than half (47%) of all fatal crashes that occur on roadways with a speed limit between 45 and 50 mph are in rural areas. Over 70 percent of the fatal crashes on roadways with a speed limit of 55 mph or higher occur in rural areas.

Some traffic crashes include impaired driver involvement, special vehicle (e.g. truck, bus, and motorcycle), and pedestrian involvement. 

WASHINGTON DC CAR CRASH STATS:

The total amount of collisions in Washington DC has been on the rise in recent years. In 2018, traffic deaths increased more than 13 percent over 2017 and is also up from 2016 and 2015. The District is not alone in seeing increases, Fairfax County also saw an uptick in traffic deaths.

Here are the traffic deaths numbers for the past seven years:

  • 2013: 29
  • 2014: 24
  • 2015: 26
  • 2016: 28
  • 2017: 30
  • 2018: 36
  • As of June 2019: 12

The car crash fatalities have risen so much that even D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stepped in in 2018, commenting, “We are very concerned about people dying on the streets of Washington D.C., because of traffic collisions and we are especially concerned about those incidents where we think they are entirely preventable. We want to look at everything that the government can control — how we invest in improving intersections, how we help educate our public and how we enforce the rules of the road.”

But not everyone adheres to the rules of the road or is educated about driving. It’s possible that you or your loved one has been involved in a car crash and suffered damages due to someone’s lack of adherence to traffic laws. 

There has also been an uptick in Automobile Accident Washington DC in recent years in DC. In 2013, there were 19,456 car collisions; in 2014, there were 21,539 car collisions and in 2015, there were 24,265 car collisions. 

SPECIAL VEHICLES:

Meanwhile, many crashes don’t just involve personal automobiles. Many car crashes involve buses, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Crashes involving these special vehicles often pose an increased risk of serious or fatal injuries. 

Crashes that involve passenger automobiles are the most frequent. Then crashes with buses, then crashes with taxis, then crashes with motorcycles and then crashes with trucks/trailers.

PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED CRASHES:

Since approximately 49% of workers in the District either commute by public transportation or walk to work, so it’s important to know that are many car crash injuries involving pedestrians. In 2015, there were over 1200 pedestrian-involved car crashes in DC. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a careless driver in the Washington DC area, you may have rights and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, call Cohen & Cohen today!

DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS:

Certain locations in the Washington DC are have the most car crashes due to the volume of vehicles in and out of it. The intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road (NE) has been ranked the highest for crashes. The intersection of First Street and Union Station Plaza was determined to rank the second highest. Overall, the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road (NE) was found to be the most hazardous intersection in the District from 2013 to 2015 based on the crash frequencies.

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