Car Accident Statistics For Ballwin, Missouri
In 2017, almost 1000 fatalities occurred from traffic crashes in Missouri, and the St. Louis area is always one of the top contributors.
Here are some statistics on crashes in Missouri from 2015 to 2017 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol:
- In 2015 there were 870 persons killed in traffic crashes in the State of Missouri, 104 (13.6% ) more than in 2014. There was an increase of about 7.5% in total crashes statewide compared to 2014.
- Of all traffic crashes reported statewide, 74.6% were property damage only.
- Alcohol, drugs, and speeding are the two biggest causes of fatal crashes. Of all fatal crashes, 34.2% involved speed, and 26.0% involved alcohol/drugs.
- Of all persons killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2015, 341 (39.2%) were in the 15-35 age group. The age group most overrepresented in Missouri’s fatal traffic crashes is the 15-24 group (173 killed, 19.9% of the total).
- In known cases, 17.3% of all traffic crashes occurred during inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet/hail, freezing temperatures, fog, or mist).
- 71.4% of all crashes occurred during the daylight hours and 76.1% occurred on dry pavement.
- Of all fatal Missouri traffic crashes, 60.9% involved only one vehicle.
Don’t be fooled by Ballwin’s small size and suburban layout—drivers are still prone to ending up in an accident. Earlier this year, a man from Ballwin crashed into a pond on the edge of town which ended in his death. The man drove into a stop sign, through a concrete structure, and into the body of water. By the time a passerby saw the submerged vehicle and called for help, it was too late. For reference, here are some crash statistics from 2011 on the City of Ballwin:
- 16 crashes involved drinking.
- 117 crashes were by young drivers.
- 161 crashes were by older drivers.
- 67 crashes involved a fixed object (median, light pole, etc.)
- Of the crashes that took place in 2011, 1 fatality and 88 injuries resulted.