Colorado Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

By: Zinda Law Group
 
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Colorado Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
Colorado Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
DENVER - May 12, 2020 - PRLog -- In Colorado, since 2014, there has been a 5.5% increase in accidents and a 29% increase in fatalities.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, in 2018:
  • 121,922 total crashes occurred in Colorado.
  • 77% of accidents resulted in property damage only.
  • 22% resulted in bodily injury.
  • 1% resulted in fatality.

It's important to know which counties have a high number of car accidents before you decide to drive around Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, in 2018:
  • 22,277 car accidents occurred in Denver County.
  • 13,435 car accidents occurred in Arapahoe County.
  • 12,697 car accidents occurred in El Paso County.

As for the types of vehicles involved in fatal accidents, in 2018:
  • 33% involved pickup trucks or SUVs.
  • 29% involved cars.
  • 16% involved motorcycles.
  • 14% were pedestrians.
  • 3% involved bicycles.
  • 2% involved large trucks.

COMMON CAUSES OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, out of the 121,922 total crashes in 2018:
  • 5% were caused by driver distractions.
  • 8% were caused by driver inexperience.
  • 6% were caused by aggressive drivers.
  • 5% were caused by driving under the influence.
  • 4% were caused by drivers who were unfamiliar with the area.
  • 2% were caused by driver fatigue.

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Visit Zinda Law Group today for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Colorado.

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