Georgia Car Accident Statistics | In Pain? Call Shane!

No one likes to think about the odds of getting into a serious auto accident. Unfortunately, accidents are bound to happen. 

Over 70 Drivers are Hurt in Georgia Car Accidents Every Hour

If you have been hurt in a Georgia car accident, you are by no means alone. On average, every Georgia resident will be involved in a car crash every ten years. You might be asking yourself - how could this possibly be true? Well, according to statistics, more than 1,720 drivers are involved in Georgia car accidents every day. That is over 70 drivers an hour!

We have compiled a list of eye opening statistics on car accidents in Georgia. Keep reading to learn this shocking information.

Statistics On Georgia Car Crashes

The following statistics come from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Crash Analysis, Statistics and Information Notebook 2008.

  • Number of traffic accidents: 342,534
  • Number of persons injured in traffic accidents: 133,555
  • Number of traffic deaths: 1,703
  • Average crashes per day: 1,198

Types of vehicles involved in Georgia car accidents:

  • Passenger cars: 369,661 
  • Pickup trucks: 100,637
  • SUV’s: 96,051
  • Vans: 39,732
  • Tractor trailers: 13,275
  • Single unit large trucks: 7,866
  • Motorcycles and motorized bikes: 4,180
  • Bus: 3,285
  • Vehicle with trailer: 2,923
  • Panel truck: 2,153
  • Truck tractor: 1,004
  • Bicycle: 937
  • Other: 6,635

Georgia traffic accident injuries:

  • Number of injury producing crashes: 87,851
  • Number of individuals injured: 133,555

Leading causes of accidents on Georgia roads:

  1. Following too closely
  2. Failure to yield
  3. Driver lost control of vehicle
  4. Improper lane change
  5. Unsafe or illegal speed
  6. Object or animal in roadway
  7. Disregard stop/signal
  8. Weather conditions

Fatal Car Accident Statistics in Georgia

  • Number of fatal collisions: 31,562
  • Number of highway fatalities: 1,703
  • An average of five people a day or 31 people a week die in Georgia accidents.
  • In Georgia, there were 1.53 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles travelled. The U.S rate was 1.42 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles.
  • One out of six traffic fatalities involved a large truck.
  • Rural counties have a higher fatal crash rate.

Leading causes of fatal crashes in Georgia:

  1. Driver lost control
  2. Unsafe or illegal speed
  3. Wrong side of the road
  4. Failure to yield
  5. Alcohol or drug impaired
  6. Driver condition
  7. Following too closely
  8. Disregard stop/signal

Additional Factors in Georgia Accidents


  • Unsafe or illegal speeds were factors in at least one-sixth of Georgia car crashes.
  • Rates of serious injury and death are three times higher in high speed crashes than other car crashes.


  • About three pedestrians a week are killed in Georgia. 
  • Pedestrians are 32 times more likely to be killed in motor vehicle crashes than vehicle occupants are. 
  • One out of 16 pedestrians involved in car crashes are killed.


  • Car accidents are the leading cause of death and injury to children.
  • Child safety seats reduce the risk of injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. 

Have you been injured in a Georgia car crash? In Pain? Call Shane! (980) 246-2656

If you have been involved in a car accident in the Peachtree City area, contact Shane Smith Law.  We represent victims of accidents in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and want to answer your questions and provide you with advice on what to do next.

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