Injury and Fatality Statistics for Driving in Ohio for the Past Few Years
Car accidents remain a leading cause of injury and death for Ohio drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Over the years in Ohio, the number of people who pass away from their injuries keeps increasing. In Ohio, in 2017, there were 1,179 fatalities from auto accidents. That number increased slightly from 1,133 traffic fatalities in 2016. Of those traffic crash fatalities in 2017, 471 of the deaths were the result of not wearing a seatbelt and 405 were OVI related fatalities. Also in 2017, out of 1,094 fatal auto accidents, 116 of them were accidents with a heavy truck, and 145 of those accidents killed pedestrians.
In 2016, for the whole state of Ohio, of the 1,133 fatalities from auto accidents, 431 of those deaths were the result of not wearing a seatbelt and 430 were OVI related fatalities. Also in 2016, out of the 1,055 fatal auto accidents, 93 of them were accidents with a heavy truck, and 140 of those accidents killed pedestrians.
Injury & Fatal Accidents in Delaware and Franklin Counties
The injury attorneys at Harris & Engler have offices in Columbus, Ohio and predominantly help personal injury victims in Columbus, Delaware County, and greater Central Ohio.
In Delaware County, Ohio, there were 1,081 injury accidents in 2017. Of those accidents, there were 12 fatalities. In 2016, there were 1,112 injury accidents in Delaware County, which lead to 21 fatalities.
The higher population of Columbus and surrounding areas of Franklin County make it have one of the highest concentrations of injury auto accidents in Ohio. In 2017, there were 9,436 injury accidents in Franklin County. Of those, there were 85 fatalities. In 2016, there were 9,291 injury accidents in Franklin County, which led to 87 fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an injury accident in Columbus, Delaware County, or elsewhere in Ohio, then you should consult with a personal injury attorney. You can talk to a personal injury attorney at Harris & Engler today by calling (614) 610-9988.