Vehicle Accident

Wayne County Auto Accident Facts

Staying safe while driving in a busy area like Wayne County is critical. We must all stay alert and avoid distractions to minimize the chance of being injured in a car accident in Wayne County. The latest report from the Office of Highway Safety Planning has revealed some interesting and surprising insights into traffic crashes in Wayne County Michigan. The report, which contains 2021 data along with 5-year trends from 2017-2021, highlights some alarming statistics about the county’s road safety.

Key Statistics

Several significant (or mildly interesting) takeaways:

  • 155 crashes involved drivers 15 years old or younger.
  • Remarkably, Wayne County had zero snowmobile crashes.
  • Motorcycles made up only .6% of total vehicles but made up 9.1% of total fatal crashes.
  • In 2021, you were most likely to get into a car accident on Friday.
  • Perplexingly, in 2021, you were also least likely to die from a car accident on Friday.
  • Likewise, on Sunday you were least likely to get in an accident but most likely to die if you did get one.
  • The most dangerous time to drive is unsurprisingly 3-6 pm because of rush hour, as more traffic equals more crashes.
  • However, more traffic does not necessarily mean more deaths, as the highest percentage of fatal crashes occur late at night, between 9 pm and 3 am.
  • There were no fatal deer-involved crashes in Wayne County in 2021.
  • The best time to avoid deer is between 9-3 pm
  • Rear-end collisions were by far the most common.
  • October, perhaps because of Halloween, was the most dangerous month for pedestrians.
  • Canton is a terrible place to avoid deer.
  • From 2017- 2021, nobody in Wayne County was cited for failing to use a child seat.

If you are interested in additional facts about accidents in the state of Michigan, try the Data Query Tool on the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts website.

Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Wayne 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.

Source: Office of Highway Safety Planning, Michigan.

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.

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