Whether you drive daily, regularly ride a motorcycle, are an avid bicyclist or even ride in vehicles as a passenger from time to time, you could become seriously hurt in a traffic accident. Every year, these accidents cause thousands of injuries in Oklahoma alone, many of which lead to serious complications in victims’ lives.
Drivers need to understand how widespread traffic accident injuries are and identify risk factors associated with these crashes.
Oklahoma traffic accident injury statistics from 2020
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office published data on traffic accident injuries throughout 2020. According to the statistics, 1,700 accidents involved serious injuries, and more than 6,300 involved minor injuries in 2020. Concerning crashes resulting in possible injuries, more than 10,800 such accidents occurred. Throughout 2020, the state received reports of over 61,700 traffic accidents.
Other statistics on Oklahoma traffic accidents
According to the OHSO, a majority of traffic collisions took place on rural roads during 2020. More people suffered serious injuries in rural crashes when compared to urban accidents, but more people lost their lives in crashes that took place on urban roads. A majority of motor vehicle collisions occurred during daylight hours and clear weather conditions.
Even though driving at night and during inclement weather raises concerns and can lead to a crash, drivers should recognize that serious accidents occur at various times of day on roads across the state. If you are struggling with serious challenges after an accident caused by a reckless driver, you need to stand up for your rights.