In 2009, 1,028 people lost their lives to traffic accidents on Ohio roads. Complete accident statistics for 2009 are not available yet; these 2008 statistics come from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
- Number of traffic accidents: 320,876
- Number of persons injured in traffic accidents: 112,404
- Number of traffic deaths: 1,191
Types of vehicles involved in Ohio traffic accidents:
- Passenger cars: 349,180
- SUVs: 85,317
- Trucks: 89,848
- Heavy Trucks: 10,736
- Motorcycles: 5,075
- Public Safety Vehicles: 2,571
- Public Transportation: 1,250
- Other Motor Vehicles: 7,918
- Bicycles: 2,048
- Pedestrians: 2,785
- Other non-motor vehicles: 243
- Number of crashes involving heavy trucks: 10,178
- Number of fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: 85
- Number of crashes caused by truck drivers: 5,895
- Number of fatal crashes caused by truck drivers: 25
- Number of fatal collisions: 1,099
- Number of highway fatalities: 1,191
- There were approximately 3 fatal crashes each day.
- Approximately 3.3 people were killed each day in traffic crashes; one person was killed every 7.4 hours.
- Number of children under 14 killed: 48
Traffic Accident injuries:
- Number of injury producing crashes: 77,296
- Number of individuals injured: 112,404
- Number of incapacitating injuries10,113
- Number of non-incapacitating injuries: 46,875
- Number of children under 14 injured: 9,025
- An average of 307.1 people were injured each day.
- On average, one person was injured every 4.7 minutes.
Types of collision:
- Two vehicles did not collide: 110,472
- Rear-end collision: 83,640
- Collision at an angle: 74,238
- Sideswipe, same direction: 22,432
- Backing collision: 10,374
- Head-on collision: 7,172
- Rear-to-rear collision: 1,049
- Sideswipe, opposite direction: 6,280
Leading motorist errors contributing to Ohio traffic accidents:
- 1. Following too closely: 71,557
- 2. Failure to control: 46,853
- 3. Failure to yield: 37,459
- 4. Unsafe speed: 19,289
- 5. Improper lane change: 18,428
Leading motorist errors contributing to fatal Ohio traffic accidents:
- 1. Failure to control: 178
- 2. Unsafe speed: 173
- 3. Improper lane change: 120
- 4. Failure to yield: 107
- 5. Left of center: 101
- Number of alcohol-related crashes: 14,425
- Number of fatal alcohol-related crashes: 412
- Number of alcohol-related injuries: 6,031
- Number of alcohol-related deaths: 449
- Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 4.45% of all crashes.
- Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 37.7% of fatal crashes.
- Drivers age 21-25 had the most alcohol-related crashes.
- The month with the most crashes was December.
- The month with fewest crashes was April.
- More crashes on Fridays than on any other day of the week.
- Most crashes occur in daylight and on clear days
Chester Law Group is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those injured and killed in Ohio traffic accidents. If you have been injured in an accident in Akron, Cleveland, Toledo or anywhere in Ohio, contact our office to schedule a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney or to request your free copy of The Insider's Guide to Handling Ohio Accident Claims. There is no obligation.