Motociclista gravemente herido en accidente en la I-605 en Norwalk

Motociclista hospitalizado en Norwalk Accidente con automóvil en la Interestatal 605 cerca de Imperial Highway Norwalk, California (27 de septiembre de 2022) – Un motociclista fue enviado al hospital con heridas graves después de una colisión de tráfico el martes por la mañana en Norwalk, así lo informó la Patrulla de Carreteras de California. El hecho se reportó alrededor de las 9:05 a.m. en la Interestatal 605 en dirección norte, justo al norte de la autopista Imperial. El informe indica que una motocicleta chocó con un Honda Accord por razones desconocidas. Una parte que informó del accidente le dijo a las ...
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Un muerto en accidente en la autopista 10 cerca de la avenida Sierra de Fontana

Un muerto, un herido en colisión de Fontana en 10 Freeway cerca de Sierra Avenue San Bernardino, California (27 de septiembre de 2022) – Un conductor murió en un accidente de tráfico el domingo por la mañana en Fontana. Según la Patrulla de Caminos de California, el accidente ocurrió en la Autopista Interestatal 10, cerca de la salida de la avenida Sierra, alrededor de las 3:15 p. m., el 25 de septiembre. Según los informes, un coupé rojo Infiniti G35 perdió el control en la autopista y se estrelló contra el divisor central. El impacto del choque hizo que volcara ...
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Tres heridos en un accidente entre dos vehículos en Murphy Ranch y la carretera Newport en Menifee

Tres personas heridas en accidente de intersección de Menifee Menifee, California (27 de septiembre de 2022) – Tres personas resultaron heridas en un accidente que involucró a dos vehículos en la intersección de las carreteras Murphy Ranch y Newport en Menifee el martes por la tarde, según la información suministrada por el Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Riverside. La colisión ocurrió alrededor de las 3:10 p.m. No está claro qué condujo al incidente. Uno de los involucrados quedó atrapado entre los escombros. Los bomberos respondieron a la escena y usaron herramientas de extracción para sacar a la víctima atrapada en ...
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Piloto de scooter muere en un accidente en la calle West 7th y la avenida Chestnut en Long Beach

Un hombre muere en un accidente de scooter en Long Beach en West 7th Street y Chestnut Avenue Long Beach, California (27 de septiembre de 2022) – Un hombre murió cuando el scooter que conducía chocó con un vehículo en una intersección en Long Beach el martes por la mañana, según la información suministrada por el Departamento de Bomberos de Long Beach. El accidente ocurrió en la calle West 7th y la avenida Chestnut alrededor de las 7:10 a.m. del 27 de septiembre. Según el informe, un hombre conducía un scooter eléctrico hacia el oeste en la calle West 7th cuando ...
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Driver Injured in Crash with Caltrans Truck on Highway 101 in Windsor

Driver Seriously Injured in Windsor Crash on Highway 101 near Arata Lane Sonoma, California (September 28, 2022) – A driver was seriously injured in a collision involving a Caltrans vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in Windsor. The California Highway Patrol says the accident happened at around 2 p.m. on Highway 101 near Arata Lane. A Toyota Camry was traveling on the roadway when it crashed into the rear of a Caltrans truck which was protecting a worker who was trimming vegetation in the center median. The driver of the Toyota Camry was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to ...
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2 Injured in DUI Car Crash at Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road in Redding

2 Injured in Redding Car Crash at Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road, Alicia Balch Arrested Redding, California (September 28, 2022) – A 33-year-old Alicia Balch was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Wednesday morning car crash in Redding. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of westbound Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road at around 6:10 a.m. Balch was driving a car eastbound on Cypress Avenue when she ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle traveling north on Churn Creek Road. Balch and the second driver suffered minor injuries in the ...
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Woman Critically Injured in Head-On Collision in St. Helena

Woman Injured in Napa Valley Crash on Spring Mountain Road near Langtry Road Napa Valley, California (September 28, 2022) - A 75-year-old woman was critically injured in a head-on collision on Tuesday morning near St. Helena. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Spring Mountain Road near Langtry Road at around 7:20 a.m. The St. Helena woman was driving a Toyota Yaris eastbound on Spring Mountain Road when she drifted into the westbound lane for unknown reasons and collided head-on with a Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by a 33-year-old Napa man. The woman was seriously injured ...
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1 Killed in Half Moon Bay Bicycle Accident on Highway 1 near Mirada Road

1 Killed in Bicycle Accident on Highway 1 near Mirada Road in Half Moon Bay San Mateo, California (September 28, 2022) – One person was killed in a bicycle accident in Half Moon Bay near Miramar on Wednesday morning. The crash happened on Highway 1 near Mirada Road at around 11:31 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A box truck was traveling southbound on Highway 1 when the driver drifted into the northbound lane and struck a cyclist riding on the shoulder. Officials say the bicyclist, a man believed to be in his 40s, was killed in the accident ...
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Minor Injury Accident on 210 Freeway near 5th Street in Highland

2 Teens Involved in Highland Car Crash on 210 Freeway near 5th Street Highland, California (September 28, 2022) – Two teens were involved in a minor injury accident that happened Wednesday morning in Highland, the California Highway Patrol said. The wreck was reported at around 8:14 a.m. on eastbound 210 Freeway, just west of 5th Street. Two vehicles were involved in the collision. Two teens, ages 15 and 16, were inside one of the cars, and their mother was going unconscious. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and helped an unknown number of parties who sustained minor injuries. The No ...
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1 Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident 5 Freeway near 805 Freeway in San Diego

1 Seriously Injured in San Diego Motorcycle Accident on 5 Freeway near 805 Freeway San Diego, California (September 28, 2022) – One person was seriously in a motorcycle accident that happened in San Diego on Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on southbound 5 Freeway near Interstate 805 Freeway at around 8:42 a.m. A Hyundai Elantra and a motorcycle were involved in the collision. The impact of the collision ejected the rider from the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was seriously injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment. More details about the ...
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Daily Car Accident News

If you are reading this, it’s likely you are looking for the information regarding traffic collisions that happen in the state of California.  You have come to the right place. Get up-to-date reports on car accidents that occur daily across the state of California. Several traffic collisions occur daily in California. Some of these mishaps include semi- truck collisions, car accidents, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents.

Summary of crash fatalities in California

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 38824 lives were lost in traffic crashes across the US in 2020. This was the highest number recorded number since 2007. The number of police-reported crashes in 2020 decreased by 22% compared to 2019, and the estimated number of people injured declined by 17%. In 2020, at least 3847 people were killed in traffic collisions in California, which was higher than the 3719 traffic fatalities that occurred in 2019. A study by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSTA) revealed that three of the ten most deadly highways in America run through California, which has nearly 396,540 miles of roadway. The study analyzed data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and identified the dangerous highways based on the number of fatal crashes per 100 miles traveled. The three highways are Interstate 5, the 15 Freeway and the 80 Freeway.

Below is a summary of traffic fatalities that occurred in California.

  •  California had the 2nd highest number of traffic fatalities after 3847 people were killed in collisions across the state. Texas ranked the highest with 3874 fatalities, while Florida had the 3rd highest fatalities with 3331.
  • California recorded 1159 alcohol-impaired fatalities, a 4.4% increase from 2019. The DUI-related fatalities were 30% of the total fatalities. California had the largest increase in DUI-related fatalities, with 193 more lives lost.
  • NHTSA found that 1368 people killed in collisions in 2020 were occupants of passenger cars, while 693 were occupants of light trucks.
  • It was further determined that 2260 fatalities resulted from single-vehicle crashes, while multi-vehicle collisions resulted in 1587 deaths.
  • 1111 people were killed in the collisions were properly restrained, while 761 of those who died were unrestrained.
  • 2666 fatalities happened in urban areas while 1775 deaths happened in rural California.
  •  As per the report, 539 motorcyclists, 986 pedestrians and 129 bicyclists died in the accidents across the state.
  •  NHTSA determined that 1228 (32%) of the total fatalities reported in the state involved speeding motorists.
YearAlcohol-Related FatalitiesSpeed-Related fatalities
20199661108
202011591228

Table 1. Alcohol-related and speed-related fatalities for the years 2019 and 2020

Year
Type of Collision20192020Percentage Change
Car Crashes1227136811.6%
Light-truck Crashes717693-3.5%
Motorcycle Crashes49153910%
Bicycle Crashes143129-10%
Pedestrian Accidents1011986-2.5%

Table 2. Fatalities resulting from different types of traffic collisions in California for years 2019 and 2020

Most Dangerous Freeways in California

Interstate 5 Freeway (I-5)

In 2020, at least 118 people died and 4459 others were injured in traffic collisions on the freeway, which runs up and down the pacific coast through Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego, before passing out of the state into Oregon and Washington. The highway is a popular route for 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles, making it dangerous for people using it. Rush hour traffic in these three cities raises the risk level for drivers. A combination of fatigue, poor visibility and high volume of traffic make rush hour driving more dangerous than usual.

Interstate 15 Freeway (I-15)

The I-15 Freeway stretches from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada. The highway was ranked the 6th deadliest freeway in the country, with a fatality rate of 11.02 per 100 miles. As per the report, 72 people died and 2627 others were injured in collisions on this freeway in 2020. The stretch between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is a long, straight road running through the desert. Although the visibility is good, many motorists were found to be speeding and engaging in distracted driving.

The I-80 Freeway (I-80)

The 80 Freeway, which was ranked 9th deadliest in America, is a transcontinental freeway that runs from San Francisco to Teaneck in New Jersey. The stretch of the highway in California is also among the most dangerous in the country. The study found that 56 people died and 2068 were injured on the highway in 2019. The highway had a fatality rate of 7.21 per 100 miles.

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