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How many fatal accidents occur in Wisconsin each year?

Just how dangerous is it to drive on Wisconsin's roads, highways, and interstates? How dangerous is it to ride your bike or walk down the street in a Wisconsin city like Madison or Stevens Point? Below, find out hard facts and crash statistics for Wisconsin in 2007:

  • Each year, between 700 and 800 people are killed in traffic accidents in Wisconsin. Between 50,000 and 60,000 people are injured in car accidents in Wisconsin each year. In general, there are between 125,000 and 150,000 Wisconsin car accidents per year.
  • One person in Wisconsin is either killed or injured in a car accident every 15 minutes. There is a Wisconsin traffic accident every five minutes.
  • A Wisconsin pedestrian is killed every seven hours, while a Wisconsin cyclist is killed ever eight hours.
  • 72 fatal accidents in Wisconsin in 2007 involved vehicle rollovers. Eighty-eight fatal accidents in Wisconsin in 2007 involved head-on crashes.
  • 110 people were killed in Wisconsin motorcycle accidents last year, while 52 pedestrians were killed in Wisconsin traffic accidents. 110 people were killed in Wisconsin truck accidents (involving commercial trucks) while eight people were killed in bus accidents.
  • More people are killed on Saturday on Wisconsin roads than any other day of the week. Accidents are least common on Wednesdays.
  • 18-year-olds are most likely to be involved in a serious traffic accident - they are novice drivers who too often make reckless choices or take needless risks. Teen-aged males are more likely to be involved in a serious Wisconsin car accident than females.
  • Almost half (46%) of all Wisconsin traffic accident fatalities involved alcohol or driving under the influence.
  • Almost 60% of those killed in car and pickup truck accidents in Wisconsin were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, while 75% of motorcyclists killed in Wisconsin motorcycle accidents were not wearing motorcycle helmets.
  • Traffic accidents cost Wisconsin $2.9 billion each year.
  • Poor weather conditions, such as snow, rain, wind, and fog, were present during 100 fatal Wisconsin car accidents.

If you have been seriously injured in a Wisconsin traffic accident and believe that you were not at fault for the crash, we invite you to our offices to talk with one of our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers. Please contact us today.