Car accidents are a common occurrence in any city, state, or country. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent a car accident from happening, and that is just one of the downsides to the extremely convenient transportation system we, as humans, have created.
Fortunately, the roads are getting safer. Car manufacturers are doing move to prevent fatalities to drivers when they are operating their vehicles, and drivers are doing more research on finding the safest cars to drive before they make any purchases.
Almost every accident could be completely avoided. As a car accident lawyer, Donna has seen far too many injuries and even deaths caused my negligent drivers on the road.
The following statistics are according to data presented by MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. The following car accident statistics are meant to shed light on how dangerous an automobile accident can be. It shows data for car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and automobile accidents in general in the State of Missouri.
Missouri is ranked as the 19th state in which you are most likely to be involved in a fatal car accident.
The following information is data according to MoDOT’s most recent car accident statistics report for the years 2012-2014.
15-20 years old
277 deaths (11.79% of fatal automobile accidents)
21-25 years old
295 deaths (12.56% of fatal automobile accidents)
26-30 years old
210 deaths (8.94% of fatal automobile accidents)
31-35 years old
176 deaths (7.49% of fatal automobile accidents)
36-40 years old
166 deaths (7.07% of fatal automobile accidents)
41-45 years old
164 deaths (6.90% of fatal automobile accidents)
46-50 years old
152 deaths (6.47% of fatal automobile accidents)
184 deaths (7.83% of fatal automobile accidents)
56-60 years old
142 deaths (6.05% of fatal car accidents)
61-65 years old
105 deaths (4.47% of fatal automobile accidents)
66 or older
388 deaths (16.52% of fatal automobile accidents)
In total there were 2,349 fatal car accidents recorded in Missouri from 2012-2014. 56 people under the age of 15 also died during that time frame as well.
This information, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation, explains what caused the fatal car accidents in Missouri from the years 2012-2014.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has broken Missouri up into 7 different regions. Their car, truck, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle death statistics can be seen below.
St. Louis Region
501 total automobile fatalities (21.33% of the State’s total deaths)
Northwest Missouri Region
114 total automobile fatalities (4.85% of the State’s total deaths)
Northeast Missouri Region
154 total automobile fatalities (6.56% of the State’s total deaths)
Kansas City Region
437 total automobile fatalities (18.60% of the State’s total deaths)
338 total automobile fatalities (14.39% of the State’s total deaths)
436 total automobile fatalities (18.56% of the State’s total deaths)
369 total automobile fatalities (15.71% of the State’s total deaths)