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Missouri Traffic Crash Statistics: If You Or Your Loved One Is A Victim Of ...

Every year across the country millions of people are hurt in traffic accidents and tens of thousands are killed.  In Missouri, there were 143,826 motor vehicle crashes in 2008 which resulted in 1,326 fatal crashes.  Kansas saw a total of 65,858 collisions the same year and suffered a total of 385 fatalities.

What is striking is that in both Kansas and Missouri the number one known cause of auto accidents is distracted driving.  In Missouri, about 14 percent of all crashes involve a distracted driver, and in Kansas about 29 percent of accidents resulted from distracted driving.

Missouri Traffic Accident Statistics

Crashes by contributing circumstance (in order of total number of crashes)

  • TOTAL: 1,326 fatal crashes 40,435 injury crashes 102,065 property damage only (143,826 total)
  • Unknown: 294,11,533, 35,749 (47,576 total)
  • Driver not paying attention: 150, 5,843, 14,086 (20,079 total)
  • Driving too fast for conditions: 165, 4,806, 10,501 (15,472 total)
  • Following too closely: 15, 3,305, 10,530 (13,850 total)
  • Failure to yield right of way: 85, 3,445, 7,017 (10,547 total)
  • Improper lane use changes: 146, 2,448, 6,428 (9,022 total)
  • Congestion ahead: 8, 2,140, 6,251 (8,399 total)
  • Drinking and driving: 156, 1,686, 1,717 (3,559 total)
  • Vehicle defects: 10, 577, 1,874 (2,461 total)
  • Traffic signal or sign violation: 15, 914, 1,369 (2,298 total)
  • Improper turn: 5, 442, 1,303 (1,750 total)
  • Physical impairment: 24, 861, 858 (1,743 total)
  • Accident ahead: 11, 395, 1,057 (1,463 total)
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road: 100, 628, 646 (1,374 total)
  • Driving over speed limit: 88, 608, 613 (1,309 total)
  • Improper passing: 12, 293, 747 (1,052 total)
  • Improper backing up: 0, 34, 502 (536 total)
  • Drug use: 26, 231, 252 (509 total)
  • Improperly stopped: 5, 121, 287 (413 total)
  • Improper signal use: 0, 44,120 (164 total)
  • Driving the wrong way: 9, 37, 42 (88 total)
  • Improper start (when parked): 1, 21, 66 (88 total)
  • Improper parking: 1, 10, 28 (39 total)
  • Traffic control device missing or inoperable: 0, 13, 22 (35 total)

Kansas Traffic Accident Statistics

Top five causes of traffic accidents in Kansas

  • Distracted driving: 26% of all crashes
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way: 10%
  • Driving too fast for conditions: 9%
  • Animal: 9%
  • Vehicle following too closely: 5%

Number of accidents and fatalities for different types of crashes (in order of number of accidents)

  • TOTAL 65,858 accidents and 385 fatalities
  • Single vehicle crash: 30,182 and 45.04
  • Crash with a fixed object: 11,774 and 106
  • Collision with a deer: 9,371 and 6
  • Driving too fast: 7,917 and 97
  • Snow and Ice on road: 7,643 and 22
  • Vehicle(s) overturned: 4,151 and 166
  • Heavy or Large Truck crash: 3,702 and 63
  • Drinking and driving: 3,366 and 131
  • Crash in a Work Zone: 1,693 and 7
  • 2-wheel vehicle crash (i.e. motorcycle): 1,210 and 46
  • Pedestrian crash: 726 and 25
  • School Bus accident: 281 and 1
  • Rail train crash: 33 and 4

If you or someone you love was hurt in a motor vehicle crash in Kansas or Missouri, you don't have to fight against the insurance company alone.  Contact the experienced attorneys at the Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, and let our lawyers will work tirelessly for your justice and fair compensation.

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