Escondido Car Accident Statistics

Escondido is the most populous city in the North County region of San Diego County. It has a reputation for low crime rates and good schools. But like many cities in California, Escondido has a mixed traffic safety record.

Regardless of how they happen, car accidents can cause injuries that require costly medical treatment and therapy. They may even leave you with permanent disabilities. As a result, you may need compensation to put your physical, emotional, and financial life back together.

If you’ve been hurt in a collision in Escondido, CA, contact Petrov Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation at (619) 344-0360 to get honest legal advice and guidance. 

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Escondido, CA

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Escondido, CA

Petrov Personal Injury Lawyers has been providing personal injury legal services to accident victims in Escondido, California, for over 12 years. Our Escondido car accident lawyers have over 20 years of combined legal experience standing up to at-fault parties and their insurers to get fair compensation for injured clients.

We help car accident victims by providing the following:

  • A free consultation to review the legal situation and provide options for recovering compensation
  • Passionate advocates dedicated to stopping insurers from taking advantage of vulnerable accident victims
  • A legal team with a record of successfully recovering over $40 million in settlements and jury verdicts
  • Thorough legal representation and open communication throughout the process

A car accident injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost income. Contact Petrov Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss how you can pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

How Many Car Accidents Happen in Escondido?

According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) summary, California averages about 155,000 traffic accidents per year that cause injury or death. Of these, about 12,249 fatal and injury crashes happen in San Diego County.

Using these numbers, about 7.9% of California’s fatal and injury crashes happen in San Diego County. This makes sense because the county has about 8.3% of the state’s population. In fact, the county averages about 782 fewer crashes than it should have based on its share of the state’s population.

Although the region is safer than California as a whole, it still has many traffic accidents. Between 2020 and 2022, Escondido averaged 670 crashes per year that caused at least one injury or fatality.

Traffic Crash Statistics for Escondido, CA

According to California law, drivers must report all accidents that cause injury or death. The police agency with jurisdiction over the crash site will investigate the crash and produce an accident report.

This report provides information to those involved in the crash so they can pursue insurance claims. The state also uses the information in the accident reports to release detailed traffic crash statistics. Unlike many other states, California releases traffic crash statistics down to the county and city levels.

Some significant Escondido car accident statistics include:

Crash Outcomes

Escondido averages about 978 traffic injuries and deaths per year, according to the SWITRS summary. This number puts Escondido in third place behind San Diego and Chula Vista for the most deaths and injuries in San Diego County.

In an average year, this number includes 43 pedestrians and 37 cyclists. These vulnerable road users have no protection in a collision with a motor vehicle. As a result, those injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents can suffer serious or fatal head, neck, and back injuries.

Escondido also averages about 54 motorcyclist fatalities and injuries each year. California has more registered motorcycles than any other state. Unfortunately, more motorcycles on the roads mean more accidents that injure and kill motorcyclists and their passengers.

Crash Causes

California is particularly interested in gathering statistics about the causes of traffic crashes. It uses this information to adjust its laws and law enforcement priorities to make the streets safer for all road users.

Speeding is one of the most significant causes of car crashes. In an average year, 263 Escondido traffic accidents result from speeding.

Escondido averages 102 fatalities and injuries from alcohol-related crashes and 15 fatalities and injuries from drug-related crashes. Thus, about 12% of the city’s traffic deaths and injuries each year result from crashes caused by intoxicated driving.

Interestingly, the city’s intoxicated driving problem is bigger than its distracted driving problem. On average, Escondido has 55 fatalities and injuries from distractions inside or outside the vehicle.

Two possibilities exist for this low number. First, distracted driving crashes do not leave hard evidence like intoxicated driving crashes. A police officer who suspects distracted driving cannot prove it using a breath or blood test. Without concrete proof, the police officer might not issue a citation to the driver.

Second, distracted drivers often recover their focus right before a crash. They might still collide with another vehicle but have time to slam on the brakes and avoid causing deaths or serious injuries. Intoxicated drivers often cannot do this.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Experienced Escondido Car Accident Attorneys

Thousands of people get injured or killed in Escondido car accidents every year. To discuss your crash with an experienced car accident lawyer in Escondido, CA, contact Petrov Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.