ELK GROVE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (916) 233-7346
Elk Grove blends the advantage of urban living with a rural sensibility. Agriculture has always been important to the Elk Grove economy, but high-tech businesses and professional services have joined vineyards and dairy farms as a robust part of Elk Grove's development.
A number of festivals throughout the year showcase the Elk Grove's heritage and its mix of diverse cultures. The Cosumnes River Preserve, Stone Lakes Refuge, and Laguna Creek Parkway allow residents to enjoy unspoiled nature. There's something for everyone in Elk Grove.
Elk Grove Traffic Accidents
On top of the other benefits of living in Elk Grove, the city's traffic accident rate is better than the California average. In the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety, Elk Grove had 783 crashes that caused an injury or death. That's a substantial number, bur for a city of its size, the OTS ranked Elk Grove as having the 38th worst injury accident rate of 59 comparable California cities, after adjusting for population and miles driven.
Even better news is that Elk Grove had only 17 motorcycle accidents that caused injury or death. Only two cities had a better motorcycle accident ranking than Elk Grove.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents in Elk Grove
Unfortunately, the statistics for pedestrians and bicyclists should give Elk Grove residents cause for concern. Elk Grove only had 32 pedestrian accidents, for a relatively favorable ranking of 45th of 59. Yet 10 of those accidents involved children under the age of 15. In that category, Elk Grove ranked 8th worst of 59 cities.
The statistics for bicycle accidents are even worse. Elk Grove had 49 bicycle accidents, resulting in a ranking of 20th of 59. When OTS examined bicycle accident victims under the age of 15, however, it found that 19 of the 49 bicycle accidents were young. Elk Grove had the worst ranking of 59 comparable California cities for bicycle accidents involving victims younger than 15.
Causes of Elk Grove Traffic Accidents
During the most recent year that OTS analyzed, 54 injury accidents involved alcohol. Elk Grove had the 48th worst ranking of alcohol-involved accidents.
Speeding is a more consistent cause of Elk Grove collisions. Of the 783 injury accidents in Elk Grove, 193 were caused by speeders. The OTS ranked Elk Grove as having the 14th worst rate of speed-related injury accidents among 59 comparable cities.
Elk Grove Traffic Accident Lawsuits
When children are victims of bicycle or pedestrian accidents, the outcomes are often tragic. Any traffic collision involving a victim of any age can have lasting consequences. Elk Grove Auto Accident Attorney Michael Rehm can help accident victims and their families seek the justice they deserve.
Attorney Michael Rehm was born and raised in neighboring Elk Grove and spent substantial time in Elk Grove growing up and still has family living there today. For more information on how Michael Rehm can assist, call (916) 233-7346 for a free, confidential consultation.
ELK GROVE AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY - MICHAEL REHM
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