Macomb County Auto Accident Facts
Staying safe while driving in a busy area like Macomb County is critical. We must all stay alert and avoid distractions to minimize the chance of being injured in a car accident. The latest report from the Office of Highway Safety Planning has revealed some interesting and surprising insights into traffic crashes in Macomb County, Michigan. The report, which contains 2021 data along with five-year trends from 2017 to 2021, highlights some alarming statistics about the county’s road safety.
Some of the most interesting takeaways include:
- October was the most dangerous month in 2021 in terms of crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
- There were 4,197 drivers in 2021 that were involved in crashes.
- There were 2 snowmobile crashes in Macomb in 2021.
- 58 crashes in 2021 involved motor homes, but only ten of those people involved were injured.
- Crash fatalities went down by 20% during the 2020 lockdown.
- Crash fatalities eventually bounced back in 2021, rising by more than 40%.
- In 2021, June was the deadliest month in terms of car crash fatalities.
- Most fatal crashes in 2021 occurred between 9 p.m. and midnight.
- Sideswiping was the least fatal type of car crash in 2021.
- In 2020, there were fewer crashes involving pedestrians than in the years prior, but those crashes were more deadly (15 people died in 2020 compared with 12 in 2019).
- All of the cycling fatalities in 2021 occurred in June.
- Of the 57 fatal crashes in 2021, 22 of them involved alcohol.
- Ray Township had only 211 crashes total—75 involved deer.
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Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Macomb County and have questions about your legal rights, no-fault insurance and PIP benefits, and potential compensation, contact our experienced car accident attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys for a free case review.
The crashes in this report occurred on public roadways in Michigan and resulted in injuries, fatalities, or property damage (with $1,000 as a reporting threshold). The information was gathered from Michigan Traffic Crash Report Forms (UD-10) submitted by local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and the Michigan State Police. Other related information was obtained from the departments of Transportation, State, and Community Health.