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1 Injured in San Diego Crash at Briarwood Road and Cedarwood Road

One person was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital for treatment San Diego, CA. – At least one person was injured in a car accident that happened on Wednesday morning in San Diego. The accident was reported around 11:29 a.m. in the area of Briarwood Road and Cedarwood Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. A red Kia Forte and a pickup truck were involved in the accident. The events leading up to the accident were not immediately established. One person was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital for treatment ...

 Guadalupe Salgado ID’d as Child Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Towne and Lexington Avenues in Pomona

Authorities have identified Guadalupe Alvarez Salgado, 6, of Pomona as a child killed in a Pomona Pedestrian Crash Tuesday night on Towne Avenues Pomona, CA. - Authorities have identified Guadalupe Alvarez Salgado, 6, of Pomona as a child killed in a Pomona Pedestrian Crash Tuesday night on Towne Avenues. Salgado was involved in a wreck that occurred at around 8:02 p.m. on Towne and Lexington Avenues. Salgado was pronounced dead at the crash site ORIGINAL STORY Pomona, CA. - A child was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian crash on Towne Avenue in Pomona Tuesday night ...

Motorcyclist Severely Hurt in Crash on 80 Freeway at San Pablo Dam Road in San Pablo

A grey SUV collided with a black Kawasaki motorcycle in unclear circumstances San Pablo, CA. - A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a traffic collision on Interstate 80 in San Pablo Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, the wreck happened around 8:09 a.m. on the westbound 80 Freeway just east of San Pablo Dam. A grey SUV collided with a black Kawasaki motorcycle in unclear circumstances. The rider sustained serious injuries in the wreck. More information about the crash was not provided. An investigation is underway. Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? If you are a ...

1 Injured in San Diego Crash on 5 Freeway near La Jolla Village Drive

At least one person was injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment San Diego, CA. – One person was injured in a car accident on Wednesday morning in San Diego. At around 9:21 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a car accident on the northbound 5 Freeway near La Jolla Village Drive. A silver Mercedes and a pickup truck were involved in the collision. The events leading up to the accident, however, were yet to be determined. At least one person was injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital ...

One Critically Hurt in Pedestrian Crash at 36th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix

Police said a car hit a pedestrian on a wheelchair, details on what led up to the accident were not immediately available Phoenix, AZ - A pedestrian was hit and critically Injured by a vehicle in east Phoenix early Tuesday morning, according to a report by the Phoenix Police Department. The crash happened at about 6 a.m. on 36th Street and Thomas Road. Police said a car hit a pedestrian on a wheelchair. Details on what led up to the accident were not immediately available. The victim was taken to a hospital and his injuries were described as life-threatening. The ...

1 Injured in San Jose Crash on Highway 85 near Homestead Road

One person was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital for treatment San Jose, CA. – One person was injured in a car accident that happened on Wednesday morning in San Jose. The accident was reported around 10:11 a.m. on Highway 85 near Homestead Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. A pickup truck and a second vehicle were involved in the collision. The events leading up to the accident, however, were not immediately established. One person was injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. More details about the accident ...

Child Killed, Woman Injured in Car Crash on Towne and Lexington Avenues in Pomona

The woman and the child were struck by a vehicle while crossing the streets in unclear circumstances Pomona, CA. - A child was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian crash on Towne Avenue in Pomona Tuesday night. According to the authorities, the wreck happened at around 8:02 p.m. on Towne and Lexington Avenues. The woman and the child were struck by a vehicle while crossing the streets in unclear circumstances. The child was pronounced dead at the scene while the woman was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. The identities of the victims were not ...

Update: Lisbeth Rodriguez ID’d as Pedestrian Crash on 46th Street near Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles

Lisbeth Estrada Rodriguez, 33, was involved in a deadly auto-pedestrian accident at around 4:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of W. 46th Street, near Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA. - Authorities have released the identity of a pedestrian killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash on 46th Street, Lisbeth Estrada Rodriguez, 33, was involved in a deadly auto-pedestrian accident at around 4:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of W. 46th Street, near Normandie Avenue. Reportedly, 31-year-old Dwight Williams made an unsafe turn and struck Rodriguez. Rodriguez was pinned between the vehicle and a two-story building. He was pronounced dead at the ...

Major Injury Car Crash on Highway 92 at Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo

Responding crews located two sedans in the area. The manner in which they collided was not immediately established San Mateo, CA. - Authorities are investigating a serious injury two-vehicle collision on Highway 92 in San Mateo Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at around 11:59 p.m. on the eastbound State Route 92 just east of Hillsdale Boulevard. Responding crews located two sedans in the area. The manner in which they collided was not immediately established. One person suffered severe injuries in the accident. More information about the crash was not available. An investigation is underway ...

1 Seriously Injured in Crash on South Frontage Road and Division Street in Nipomo

The authorities said two vehicles were involved in the incident on Frontage Road and Division Street Nipomo, CA - One person was seriously injured in a traffic collision in Nipomo on Tuesday morning, according to the Cal Fire officials. The incident took place on Frontage Road and Division Street just before 6 a.m. May 28. The authorities said two vehicles were involved in the incident. One person was taken to a hospital with major injuries. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident? If you have been injured in a car accident, contact ...

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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 number of 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.
Year Alcohol-Related Fatalities Speed-Related fatalities
2019 966 1108
2020 1159 1228

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

Year
Type of Collision 2019 2020 Percentage Change
Car Crashes 1227 1368 11.6%
Light-truck Crashes 717 693 -3.5%
Motorcycle Crashes 491 539 10%
Bicycle Crashes 143 129 -10%
Pedestrian Accidents 1011 986 -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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