Wausau Auto Accident Lawyers: Wisconsin Auto Accident Data for 2009

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  • There were 542 Wisconsin auto accident deaths. This is an average of just over one life lost each day on Wisconsin roads.
  • 41,589 people were injured in 29,907 reported injury crashes and 488 fatal crashes.
  • 3,854, or 9%, of those injured were known at the time of the crash to have sustained incapacitating injuries.
  • Of the 542 persons killed, 8% (35 pedestrians and 7 bicyclists) were not drivers or passengers of motor vehicles. Fifteen percent (82) were motorcycle drivers or motorcycle passengers.
  • Of the 542 persons killed, 44% died in alcohol-related crashes, 34% died in speed-related crashes and 18% died in crashes that involved both speed and alcohol.  That means that 96% of Wisconsin auto accident deaths involved speed, alcohol or both.
  • Of the 355 drivers who were killed and tested for alcohol concentration, 135 drivers (38%) had an alcohol concentration of .08 or above.
  • 58% of people killed in passenger car and light truck crashes (for instances in which safety belt use could be determined) were not using safety restraints.
  • 62% of all motorcyclists killed in crashes (for instances in which helmet use could be determined) were not wearing helmets.
  • 57% of all crashes occurred off the state highway and Interstate systems, on county trunk and local roads. City police and county sheriffs responded to 106,723 (86%) of these crashes.
  • The total number of registered vehicles was 5,539,105, a 2.5% increase over 2008.
  • The total number of licensed drivers was 4,085,833 a .2% increase over 2008.
  • The fatality rate per 100-million miles of travel was 0.93.

Source:  http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/motorist/crashfacts/

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