Alabama Car Accident Statistics
The statistics for car accident fatalities show that 2014 had the fewest fatal accidents and accident‐ related deaths of any year since 1975. While that is good news, it doesn’t change the fact that nearly 100 people die on U. S. roadways every day. In fact, 44,858 motor vehicles were involved in 29,989 crashes that took the lives of 32,675 people in 2014 alone.
Alabama Fatal Accident Statistics
Following national statistics, Alabama also saw fewer fatal traffic accidents in 2014 than in the previous ten years. In fact, 820 traffic fatalities occurred on rural and urban roadways across the state, down from 1,148 in 2005.
Seat Belt Use in Fatal Accidents
Nationally, 7,411 seat‐belted drivers died in fatal accidents, and 2,177 passengers and 7,411 drivers were wearing seat belts in fatal crashes. While 6,889 drivers and 2,302 passengers died while not wearing a seatbelt.
In Alabama, 240 people (drivers and passengers) died while wearing their seatbelts, while another 350 died without wearing their seatbelts.
While the number of people driving under the influence in Alabama has decreased, alcohol still plays a factor in far too many fatal accidents. In fact, 264 people died in alcohol related accidents across the state in 2014.
Motorcycle crashes across the state resulted in 65 deaths, down from a high of 105 in 2006. Of those deaths, 53 riders or passengers had their helmets on while 10 others did not have helmets on. It is unknown whether the riders or passengers in 2 motorcycle fatal accidents were wearing helmets. Nationally, 4,295 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents.
Fatal Speeding Related Accident
Across the country, speeding was a factor in 9,262 fatal crashes. In Alabama, 237 people died in speed‐ related fatal crashes, down from 568 in 2005.
Age of Drivers
Drivers in Alabama were involved in 1,055 fatal crashes. Of those drivers:
- Only one was under the age of 15
- 90 were between the ages of 15‐20
- 91 were under the age of 21
- 949 were over the age of 21
Pedestrian Involved Accidents
Nationally, 4,884 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents, nearly 15 percent of the total number of people killed in traffic accidents. Unfortunately, 96 of these pedestrians were in Alabama. This number represents a significant jump in pedestrian deaths, up from 59 in 2013.
Across the country, 720 bicyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, while nine bicyclists in Alabama were killed in auto crashes. Again, this number represented an increase in traffic related deaths, up from only 6 deaths in 2013.
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As you can see, it’s dangerous out there on the roadways crossing America. If you’ve been injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, you need a dedicated team of attorneys and legal professionals fighting for your rights. Our attorneys have a long and proven record of helping the victims of car accidents get the compensation they deserve. Call us today if you or a loved one were injured in an:
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