Charleston, SC Auto Accident Statistics

Posted by the Charleston, SC Auto Accident Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Attorneys are here to help those injured  in car, truck, or motorcycle accidents in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek and the surrounding area.

South Carolina car accident statistics provide a frightening picture of the risks of being involved in a car accident in Charleston and across South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) keeps a tally on the number of people who are killed in South Carolina auto accidents. According to its information, 684 fatal car crashes have occurred so far in 2012, killing 735 people.

The auto accident statistics show that of those killed, 482 had access to a seatbelt. This means they were killed while passengers in a car, truck or van. Of those people, 279 were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Collision Handbook shows that, in 2009, Charleston County had the most car accidents resulting in injury (3,174) and the most non-fatal car accident injuries (4,585). There were also 25 auto accident fatalities in Charleston County involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Charleston County had the second-most auto accidents overall in South Carolina in 2009.

South Carolina is frequently ranked as one the most dangerous states to operate a motor vehicle. The risk of being involved in car accident is high, especially in Charleston County.

Charleston, SC Auto Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in the Charleston area, our auto accident lawyers are here to help. Give our law firm a call today to discuss your car accident case. You will speak directly with one of our Auto Accident Lawyers, and your consultation is always free of charge.  Our attorneys are here to help those injured in auto accidents in Charleston, North CharlestonMount PleasantSummervilleGoose CreekHanahanJames IslandWest Ashley, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach, Johns Island, LadsonAwendawMcClellanvilleMoncks Corner and across South Carolina.

Source: South Carolina Department of Public Safety