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California Car Accident Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

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California’s dense population means that car accidents are prevalent. Our infographic below lays our recent statistics regarding car crashes in this state:

Car accident stats infographic

Car Accident Statistics

The 2017 Mileage Death Rate (MDR) - fatalities per 100 million miles traveled - is 1.13.

Teen Driving

Teen motor vehicle fatalities (age 16-19) increased 21.4% from 168 in 2017 to 204 in 2018.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed 2,841 people in 2018 alone.

Drug-Impaired Driving

In 2018, 42% of all drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes, who were tested, tested positive for legal and/or illegal drugs.

Overall Traffic Fatalities

Overall traffic fatalities decreased from 3,884 in 2017 to 3,563 in 2018.


If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, our Los Angeles trial attorneys can help you seek justice. Contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 to schedule a free consultation.