Arizona accidents decline, injuries increase

Vehicle accidents in Arizona declined, according to the latest statistics released by the state, with fewer fatalities. The total number of injuries increased substantially. In 2012, the number of accidents dropped by .14% from the previous year, with 103,637 accidents reported. Fatalities dropped by .73% to 821. However, the number of accidents with injuries increased by .36% to 49,896.

Here are some other interesting statistics, released by the Arizona Department of Transportation:

  • There were 136.61 persons injured every day.
  • One person was injured every 10.54 minutes.
  • Alcohol-related crashes accounted for 5.25% of all crashes and 34.01% of all fatal crashes.
  • Of all alcohol-related crashes, 78.49% occurred in urban areas and 21.51% occurred in rural areas, while 52.99% of all alcohol-related fatal crashes occurred in urban areas and 47.01% occurred in rural areas.
  • Single-vehicle crashes accounted for 18.06% of all crashes and 42.55% of all fatal crashes.
  • Of all pedestrian crashes, 8.25% were fatal.
  • Crashes that occurred during daylight hours (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) accounted for 72.5% of all crashes.
  • Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $2.927 billion in economic losses to Arizona.
  • Children age 14 and younger accounted for 44 fatalities and 3,631 injuries in motor vehicle crashes.

Be careful out there and don’t forget to call Zanes Law if you are ever in need of an injury lawyer.