How Many Car Accidents Happen Per Day In Florida?

How Many Car Accidents Happen Per Day In Florida?

Millions of cars travel on the roadways each year in Florida. While we rely on cars to get from place to place each year, millions of accidents happen across the United States. Each accident can happen for a different reason. Most of the time, these causes include a combination of careless driving, reckless driving, negligence, and circumstances beyond anyone’s control.

Each time you get behind the wheel, it is important to drive safely and act vigilant on the road. So many accidents occur because a driver is distracted. It is up to you to do whatever you can to avoid an accident or collision. Although it may be considered rare and you may go years without an accident, car accidents are more common than you may think, especially in Florida. As roadways become more busy after covid, more people are traveling, and new residents continue moving to the state each day.

This overview of Florida Crash Statistics for 2022 can give you a clear understanding of the impact that car accidents have. If you have been injured in an accident and need advice on what steps you should take next, Attorney Kevin Sullivan can help.

State of Florida Crash Statistics for 2022

Be sure to review preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to gain your own understanding. Here are the some of the key information from the 2022 Florida Car Accident Statistics:

– 397,500 total crashes across the state

– 252,123 injuries from all crashes

– 3,574 fatalities from all crashes

– 10,198 crashes involving pedestrians resulting in 792 fatalities

– 107,825 hit and run crashes, resulting in 291 fatalities and 23,429 injuries

These statistics were based on crash data from January 01, 2022, to December 31, 2002, and are preliminary as of October 21, 2023.

What Types of Car Accidents are Most Common In Florida?

According to the data, some of the most common types of accidents in 2022 included:

– 9,741 accidents involving pedestrians

– 8,899 accidents involving motorcycles

– 6,960 accidents involving bicycles

Additionally, car accidents are often categorized by collision type. While there are a wide variety of accidents, I can say based on my experience, I also see these accidents occur often in my practice. Here are the most common types of collisions that occur every year, according to past statistics:

– Rear-end collisions, which are by far the most common

– Left-turn collisions, particularly at intersections

– Sideswipe, commonly due to lane-change collisions

– Single vehicle accidents

– Head-on collisions, usually as a result of reckless driving

One other common type of car accident is an accident due to the driver being impaired. In 2022, 5,250 impaired accidents involved alcohol, while an additional 355 involved alcohol and drugs, and 605 involved drugs only.

Where Do Car Accidents Happen the Most In Florida?

As many would guess, car accidents occur most frequently in metropolitan areas due to the high volume and density of drivers. This is also combined with the higher speeds of highways and expressways. According to the 2022 statistics, counties with high volumes of car accidents included:

– Miami-Dade County, 63,525 total crashes

– Broward County, 40,773 total crashes

– Hillsborough county, 28355 total crashes

– Orange County, 26,263 total crashes

– Palm Beach County, 25,005 total crashes

– Duval County, 24,358 total crashes

– Pinellas County, 15,682 total crashes


I understand that the process after getting into a car accident can be difficult and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and very few answers. Allow me to be there for you every step of the way. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation and will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in TampaZephyrhillsSaint PetersburgBrandonClearwater, Plant City or Sun City Center. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!

Contact Car Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!

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