Santa Cruz Injury Car Accidents Rise In 2011

Santa Cruz Injury Car Accidents Rise In 2011

The Santa Cruz Police Department has disclosed the total number of vehicle accidents that resulted in injuries last year, with a total of 222 collisions occurring during the course of 2011, according to The San Jose Mercury News. The total number is an increase from both 2010, which had 205 injury accidents, and 2009, which saw 212.

While the specifics of the crashes that comprise the number were not reported, Santa Cruz Police stated that the accidents include incidents that resulted in both minor and major injuries and involved collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Car crash injury statistics such as this show that while Santa Cruz is not subject to an overwhelming number of vehicle accidents every year, there are still many that occur and affect the lives of those involved.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), motor vehicle collisions that result in injuries declined every year from 2002 to 2009 in California, beginning at 205,478 in 2002 and ending at 163,524 in 2009. In addition, California fatal vehicle crashes have been on the decline, although not as rapidly as injury accidents. However, all drivers should continually drive with caution and be on the lookout for potential dangers on the road. Auto accidents are not only caused by negligent car and truck drivers, but by dangerous road conditions, hazardous weather, defective auto parts, and many other factors.

An auto accident can easily result in devastating injuries for victims, altering their lives in the span of only a few moments. Our San Jose car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping car crash victim’s win full compensation from those responsible for their injuries. For a complimentary consultation on your case by our experienced legal team, call our offices today at (800) 900-0863.