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Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of auto accidents across Florida. Almost half of these accidents result in serious or fatal injuries. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) maintains a public databank of statewide auto accident statistics, and many of the numbers are alarming. Here are some of the most-notable figures, as hand-picked by our Pensacola auto accident attorney:
In 2018, there were 402,592 car accidents in Florida. That is more than 1,100 every single day. As of the end of 2019, FLHSMV had recorded 198,313 accidents statewide through June 30—potentially putting the annual figure slightly below last year’s total.
Out of the 402,592 auto accidents in Florida in 2018, 166,881 resulted in injuries, and 2,958 resulted in death. In total, 254,873 drivers and passengers were injured, and 3,174 died as a result of the injuries they sustained.
Which month is the most dangerous for Florida drivers? According to FLHSMV’s data, it is March. In 2018, there were 36,747 in March, and this was the highest monthly total by more than 1,000. Somewhat surprisingly, June and July had the lowest accident totals, with 31,178 and 31,179 respectively.
In 2018, nearly one out of every four accidents in Florida involved a hit-and-run. This is an extremely high number. Combining this figure with AAA data, approximately one out of every six hit-and-run accidents nationwide occurs in Florida.
In Pensacola and other parts of Escambia County, there was a total of 6,834 auto accidents in 2018. This includes 3,122 injury-involved accidents and 64 fatal crashes, with a total of 5,372 injuries and 69 fatalities. Contact a Pensacola auto accident attorney today if you have been injured in a crash.
Although March sees the most accidents statewide, in Escambia County, the highest monthly total for 2018 came in May (632). Additionally, while the summer months have the lowest accident totals based on statewide data, January and February had the lowest accident totals in Escambia County in 2018.
According to FLHSMV’s data, well over 1,000 motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians die in vehicle-involved accidents each year. In 2018, the totals were:
At Searcy Denney, our personal injury practice is devoted to helping victims and their families recover just compensation. If you have been injured or lost a loved one and would like to speak with a Pensacola auto accident attorney, please call 888-711-9460 or contact us online for a free consultation.