All statistics listed below are pulled from the annual Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles crash and citation report.
Total Traffic Crashes and Fatalities in Duval County in 2018
In 2018, there were a total of 24,206 crashes in Duval County, resulting in 13,847 traffic-related injuries, and 123 traffic related fatalities. This statistic includes all traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. By comparison, the entire state of Florida saw a total of 3,091 traffic fatalities, 253,859 traffic-related injuries, and 400,762 total crashes in 2018.
Bicycle Crashes in Duval County in 2018
From downtown to the Beaches, bikes are a popular mode of transportation in Jacksonville and Duval County. In Duval County in 2018, 285 bicycle accidents occurred, resulting in the deaths of 10 bicyclists. Statewide, 146 bicyclist fatalities were reported in 2018.
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Pedestrian Crashes in Duval County in 2018
With thousands of miles of roads and limited sidewalks and bike lanes, pedestrian deaths have soared in recent years. In 2018, there were 471 pedestrian crashes resulting in 32 fatalities. Statewide, 684 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2018.
Commercial Vehicle Crashes in Duval County in 2018
As a port city, commercial vehicles are a familiar sight on Jacksonville roads and highways. Commercial vehicles were involved in 2,722 crashes in Duval County in 2018.
Tips for Improving Traffic Safety in Duval County Florida
In 2018, a total of 123 people passed away due to traffic accidents in Duval County. Their families and their loved ones will never be the same. While not all traffic accidents can be prevented, taking extra care may prevent some of these accidents from occurring.
Here are a few ways to protect the lives of yourself and others on the road.
- Never text while driving or biking
- Stay alert and aware when driving or walking near roadways
- Pedestrians and bike riders should wear reflective clothing and lights, particularly during cloudy days, before sunrise, and after sunset
- Never drive, ride a bike, or operate a motorcycle when you have been consuming alcohol or drugs
- As a driver, yield to pedestrians
- Share the road with bicyclists; always give them a wide berth when passing
Finally, make sure to observe posted traffic rules, including speed limits. Drive and ride safe, you could save your life or the life of someone you love.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida Can Help You
If you were injured in a traffic accident in Jacksonville or Duval County, you may be eligible to pursue damages from the at-fault party. While Florida remains a no-fault state, there are several cases where you may still be able to hold the at-fault party responsible (e.g., if your injuries or damages exceed your coverage amount).
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our car accident lawyers are dedicated to offering Duval County accident victims responsive legal care. This means we are always available to answer your questions and are committed to helping you get the legal help you need.
You should not have to suffer due to someone else’s mistakes. Contact our team at 1-800-747-3733 for a free review of your situation. You focus on healing; our injury lawyers will take care of everything else.