CITRUS HEIGHTS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER - CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (916) 233-7346
Commuters have no difficulty reaching Citrus Heights. Interstate 80 passes through the city, while three other heavily traveled highways — I-5, US 50, and Route 99 — are just a few miles away. The Capital City Freeway gives commuters a direct connection to Sacramento. Citrus Heights has also become a very popular destination for relocating Bay Area home buyers.
Unfortunately, where traffic is heavy, traffic accidents are common. Even the local streets in Citrus Heights are plagued with car crashes and collisions with motorcycles and pedestrians.
Citrus Heights Traffic Accident Statistics
In the most recent year reported by the Office of Traffic Safety, Citrus Heights had 417 traffic accidents that caused an injury or death. Compared to other communities of a similar size, that accident rate is better than average. The OTS ranked Citrus Heights as having the 70th worst accident rate of 102 similar cities, after adjusting for population and miles driven.
Speed is an essential factor in Citrus Heights collisions. According to OTS, 131 of Citrus Heights collisions were speed related. With regard to injury accidents caused by speeders, OTS ranked Citrus Heights as the 13th worst of 102 comparable California cities.
Citrus Heights Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycles are an increasingly common means of commuting from the suburb to the city. Particularly in warm climates, motorcycles allow riders to enjoy the commute while saving gas money. Unfortunately, motorcycles provide less protection than cars when they are involved in collisions.
The OTS reports that 26 of the 417 injury accidents in Citrus Heights involved motorcycles. That statistic caused OTS to rank Citrus Heights as having the 34th worst accident rank of the 102 cities to which it was compared.
Citrus Heights Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Statistics
Like motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents usually cause more serious injuries than collisions between two cars. Motorcycle riders at least have a helmet that provides some protection in a low-speed crash. Bicycle helmets provide less protection than motorcycle helmets, while pedestrians have no protection at all.
Fortunately, the 23 collisions with bicycle riders in Citrus Heights gave the city a ranking slightly better than the median. The 33 collisions with pedestrians resulted in a ranking that was a bit worse than the median.
Citrus Heights Traffic Accident Lawsuits
When a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicycle rider, or pedestrian is injured in a Citrus Heights crash, the injury victim has a limited time to bring an insurance claim. Citrus Height Auto Accident Layer Michael Rehm can advise injury victims and their families about the steps they need to take to protect their rights.
For more information, on how Attorney Michael Rehm can help your case, call for a free consultation at (916) 233-7346.
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