Car Accident Statistics For Webster Groves, Missouri
If you’ve ever looked into the accident statistics of your town, then you know that those numbers can be shocking.
Fortunately, the statistics for Webster Groves aren’t terrible. With only one major highway running through town, Webster experiences an average of one traffic death per year and around 450 injuries.
To help put things in perspective, here are some figures from 2017:
- Motor vehicle accidents caused a total of 37,133 deaths in the U.S.
- Texas had the most fatalities with 3,722, and the District of Columbia the fewest with 31. Missouri had 930.
- Missouri had 15.2 fatalities for every 100,000 people. This is higher than most states which is a problem given Missouri’s large population.
- Of the different types of road users, car occupants made up the highest percentage of deaths in the US with 37%. Pickup and SUV occupants came in second, while bicyclists only accounted for 2% of deaths.
- In Missouri, 55% of fatal crashes were single-vehicle and 45% multiple-vehicle.
- An estimated 29% of drivers killed had a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit of 0.08. North Dakota was the worst with 49% of drivers above the legal limit.
- 54% of fatal crashes occur in urban cities. In Missouri, 50% were rural and 50% were urban.
- A total of 23,708 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in accidents. 48% were wearing their seatbelts.
- 100% of accident victims should contact a Webster Groves car accident lawyer.