Top Car Injury Accident Lawyers in Santa Ana - Santa Ana Traffic Accidents

Santa Ana is the 2nd most populated city in Orange County, California.  According to the U.S. Census, the population of Santa Ana in 2019 was 332,318.

Anyone who lives in or drives through Santa Ana, CA already knows that auto accidents are a frequent occurrence.

Below are some auto accident statistics gathered from various sources that include the total number of accidents, number of injury accidents, number of fatal accidents, types of accidents, cause of accidents, and the day and time of accidents.

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Santa Ana, CA Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2019

Overall Santa Ana, CA Auto / Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 397
  • Total Victims  17 killed & 557 Injured
  • State Highway 384   
  • Ped Collisions  
  • Bike Collisions  3 
  • Motorcycle Collisions  30 

How many injury car accidents are there in Santa Ana, CA?

In 2019 there were a total of 397 motor vehicle injury accidents, with a total of 557 people reporting injuries.

How many fatal auto accidents occur in Santa Ana, CA?

There were 17 fatal car accidents in Santa Ana in 2019.
Santa Ana Auto Accidents
Collision Severity
1 – Fatal123.02%
2 – Injury (Severe)143.53%
3 – Injury (Other Visible)8220.65%
4 – Injury (Complaint of Pain)28972.80%

What are the most common types of car accidents in Santa Ana, CA?

In 2019 the most common type of car accidents in Santa Ana were rear end accidents with 284 or 71.54% of total accidents. Sideswipe accidents were the second most common with 48 or 12.09% of all accidents. Other types of accidents include: broadside (9), hit object (36), head-on (4), vehicle/pedestrian (8), overturned (6).
Types of Santa Ana Car Accidents
Type of Collision
– – Not Stated10.25%
A – Head-On41.01%
B – Sideswipe4812.09%
C – Rear End28471.54%
D – Broadside92.27%
E – Hit Object369.07%
F – Overturned61.51%
G – Vehicle/Pedestrian82.02%
H – Other10.25%

What day and time do car accidents occur in Santa Ana, CA?

As can be expected the most auto accidents in Santa Ana, CA occured during the work week (Monday - Friday) in 2019. Most car accidents occured on Tuesdays between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Daily morning and afternoon rush hour as well as Saturday mornings are when most accidents occur in Santa Ana.
Time and Day of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Santa Ana

What are the most common causes of car accidents in Santa Ana, CA?

In 2019 the most common cause of auto accidents by far in Santa Ana was "unsafe speed" accounting for 285 or 71.79% of total accidents. Improper turning was the second most common cause resulting in 32 or 8.06% of all accidents. Other causes of accidents include: traffic signals and signs (71), driving under the influence of alcohol DUI or drugs (22), unsafe lane changes (29), pedestrian right of way (2), wrong side of road (1).
PCF Violation
00 – Unknown41.01%
01 – Driving or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug225.54%
03 – Unsafe Speed28571.79%
05 – Wrong Side of Road10.25%
06 – Improper Passing30.76%
07 – Unsafe Lane Change297.30%
08 – Improper Turning328.06%
10 – Pedestrian Right of Way20.50%
11 – Pedestrian Violation41.01%
16 – Other Equipment10.25%
17 – Other Hazardous Violation30.76%
18 – Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)92.27%
21 – Unsafe Starting or Backing20.50%

Where are the most car accidents in Santa Ana, CA?

As can be seen in the map below the majority of car accidents in Santa Ana in 2019 were clustered near the 55, I5 and 22 Freeways. The numbers in the map pins denote the number of accidents in that area.
Santa Ana Traffic Accident Locations Map

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