Posted On: July 8, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Car Accident Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics recorded by the PA Department of Transportation in 2006 regarding car crashes in the state of Pennsylvania. The report’s statistics are based upon reportable accidents, or any accident that was reported by the police. 1,300 Police Departments in Pennsylvania provide the Department of Transportation with this information. The report given cannot account for unreported accidents, which unfortunately leaves some accidents unaccounted for.

According to a 2006 report from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there are 67 counties made up of 2,500 municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania that are connected by over 120,000 miles of roads and interstates.

According to information gathered from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 128,342 reportable vehicle accidents in the year 2006. The department stated that along with the almost 130,000 accidents, there were 96,597 people injured, and 1,525 people killed. Despite these numbers, the number of reportable crashes has been its lowest in the last five years according to the Department’s report. This means that on average, 15 reported accidents occurred per hour, and about 352 reported accidents occurred each day. Of these car accidents in Pennsylvania, there were 265 people injured each day, at about 11 people per hour. Four fatalities occurred each day, or one every six hours.

Pennsylvania's population as of 2006 was 12,440,621. Based on those numbers: 1 out of every 40 people was involved in a reportable accident, 1 out of every 129 people is injured, and 1 out of every 8,158 people is killed in a reportable accident.

Any injury or fatality from an accident is one too many. These accident statistics serve as a reminder of how important it is to drive safely, defensively, and follow the rules of the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Pennsylvania auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, the skilled Pennsylvania auto crash lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP can help. Our attorneys have been protecting the rights of injury victims for years and know what it takes to obtain successful case outcomes. Call 888-684-7192 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.