Every year, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office publishes a series of reports on auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, car accidents during the holidays, and many other topics concerning safety issues on Oklahoma’s roadways. By looking at the changes in these numbers from year to year, we can get an idea of whether or not the number of accidents is growing or declining across Oklahoma. Overall, an analysis of the data provided shows that between 2014 and 2015, the number of accidents that resulted in injury or death was on the decline overall.
2014 Crash Statistics
A total of 152,898 people were involved in automotive accidents in Oklahoma in 2014
- 669 people were killed in fatal car crashes
- There was a total of 34,074 combined fatalities and injuries of all severity
- 3,042 people suffered catastrophic injuries
- The medical status of 8,988 people was unknown
- 11,690 people suffered non-catastrophic injuries
- 109,836 people were unharmed
- 18,673 people had probable but unconfirmed injuries
Now, let’s take a look at how these car accident statistics compare to the ones from 2015
2015 Crash Statistics
A total of 162,944 people were involved in automotive accidents in Oklahoma in 2015. This represents an overall increase in accidents as 10,046 more people fell victim.
- 645 people were killed in fatal car crashes. Down 24 from the previous year
- There was a total of 35,122 combined fatalities and injuries of all severity. An increase of 1,048 from the previous year
- 2,826 people suffered catastrophic injuries. Down 216 from the previous year
- 116,376 people did not suffer any injuries. Down 6,540 non-injury cases from the previous year
- 11,440 people suffered non-catastrophic injuries. Down 250 from the previous year
- 20,211 people had probable but unconfirmed injuries. An increase of 1,538 from the previous year
Clearly, the total number of people involved in automobile accidents increased from 2014 to 2015. The annual numbers of deaths combined with any type of injury. The most extreme outcomes, however, fatalities and catastrophic injuries, both declined in 2015. Despite seeing an increase in the overall number of accidents, we did not see any increase in the total number of injuries. It is important to note that while these numbers show a positive trend when you look at them in the context of the entire state of Oklahoma, there are certain cities that, when looked at individually, actually show an increase in serious injuries that were the result of a car accident.
The attorneys here at McGuire Law Firm we have more than 30 years of experience helping people who have been injured in Oklahoma car accidents get the compensation that they are entitled to under the law. If you or someone that you love has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to receive reimbursement for things such as medical bills, lost wages from having to miss work, and pain and suffering. If you would like to receive a free consultation with one of our qualified reputable personal injury attorneys regarding your car accident case, then please give us a call at (405) 513-5658 and speak with someone in our Oklahoma office today.