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Overview of Car-Related Accidents in Orange County
The following data reflects the frequency of motor vehicle accidents in Orange County between January 2021 and December 2021. The statistics were provided by the University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Injury Mapping System.
Orange County Motor Vehicle Accidents
Between January 2021 and December 2021, there were 11,951 motor vehicle accidents in Orange County. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System, rear-end collisions accounted for 33% of all vehicle collisions. There were 3,559 broadside collisions, which made up 29% of all accidents.
Other forms of collisions, such as wrong-way, rollover, sideswipe, pedestrian, and striking a fixed object comprised 36% of the total.
Orange County Motor Vehicle Accidents by Severity
Although a significant number of motor vehicle accidents took place in 2021, the majority were not fatal. Roughly 57% of auto accidents resulted in moderate pain to the victims, and about 36% caused visible injuries. Only 6% of accidents resulted in serious injuries, and 1% were fatal.
Orange County Motor Vehicle Accident Victims by Victim Role
According to TIMS, most 2021 car accident victims were drivers, accounting for 67% of 11,414 victims. Three thousand nine hundred seventy-seven victims were passengers, comprising 23% of the cases. The victims also included 4% bicycle riders and 4% pedestrians.
Orange County Motor Vehicle Accident Victims by Age and Gender
In Orange County, the most common auto accident victims in 2021 were men between 20 and 24 years old. This group was followed by men between the ages of 25 and 29.
Orange County Motor Vehicle Accident Victims by Severity of Injury
In 2021, 94% of all Orange County car accidents resulted in “suspected” or “possible” victim injuries. Eight hundred twenty-seven accidents, or 4%, resulted in suspected serious injuries, while only 1% resulted in fatalities.