As 2019 has come to a close, data has been released about the car crashes that took place throughout the state of Connecticut last year. Understanding the threat of car accidents in your area can help you better prepare and drive safely! Check out some information about Connecticut vehicle crashes in 2019 here.
General State Statistics
In total, there were 111,671 crashes in the state of Connecticut in 2019. Those crashes involved 211,159 vehicles. The total amount of people involved was 266,000. There were significant spikes when it comes to crashes during weeks in October, December, and January. The week with the most accidents was the week of December 1st, 2019. There were 2,153 crashes during that week.
Of the 111,671 crashes in 2019, 243 were fatal. There were 364 vehicles involved and 574 people involved. The week with the most fatal crashes throughout the year was the week of August 4th, 2019. This week alone saw 12 fatal crashes. The week of September 29th, 2019 follows with 10 fatal crashes, and the week of January 6th, 2019 saw eight fatal crashes.
On the other end of the spectrum, there were 84,538 crashes in 2019 in which there were no apparent injuries. These crashes involved 159,591 vehicles and 193, 930 people.
Crashes by Type
Obviously, there are different types of car accidents throughout the state. Here are some additional statistics for Connecticut crashes:
- DUI crashes: 2,881 crashes involving 5,350 people and 4,757 vehicles.
- Crashes with young drivers: 31,587 involving 81,008 people and 61,718 vehicles.
- Motorcycle crashes: 1,124 crashes involving 2,247 people and 1,919 vehicles.
- Crashes involving pedestrians: 1,551 crashes involving 3,621 people and 1,737 vehicles.
- Work zone crashes: 1,071 crashes involving 2,735 people and 2,150 vehicles.
- School bus crashes: 1,002 crashes involving 5,623 people and 1,944 vehicles.
Crashes by Town
Below is some information about 2019 vehicle accidents organized by Connecticut town. I’ve listed out the most populated cities and towns in the state. If you live in one of these towns or cities, being aware of these statistics can help you drive more safely.
- Bridgeport: 6,298 crashes involving 12,687 vehicles and 15,161 people.
- Bristol: 1,625 crashes involving 3,085 vehicles and 3,895 people.
- Danbury, 3,596 crashes involving 6,890 vehicles and 8,576 people.
- East Hartford: 1,772 crashes involving 3,460 vehicles and 4,407 people.
- Enfield: 785 crashes involving 1,474 vehicles and 1,901 people.
- Fairfield: 2,224 crashes involving 4,294 vehicles and 5,146 people.
- Greenwich: 2,022 crashes involving 3,915 vehicles and 4,893 people.
- Groton: 870 crashes involving 1,571 vehicles and 1,938 people.
- Hamden: 2,062 crashes involving 3,979 vehicles and 4,722 people.
- Hartford: 7,084 crashes involving 14,125 vehicles and 19,085 people.
- Manchester: 1,751 crashes involving 3,374 vehicles and 4,391 people.
- Meriden: 2,062 crashes involving 4,032 vehicles and 5,263 people.
- Middletown: 1,432 crashes involving 2,732 vehicles and 3,403 people.
- Milford: 1,494 crashes involving 2,822 vehicles and 3,598 people.
- New Britain: 1,767 crashes involving 3,344 vehicles and 4,109 people.
- New Haven: 7,526 crashes involving 14,877 vehicles and 19,528 people.
- Norwalk: 3,691 crashes involving 7,325 vehicles and 6,711 people.
- Shelton: 914 crashes involving 1,719 vehicles and 2,083 people.
- Southington: 1,200 crashes involving 2,206 vehicles and 2,835 people.
- Stamford: 4,493 crashes involving 8,885 vehicles and 10,640 people.
- Stratford: 1,794 crashes involving 3,487 vehicles and 4,167 people.
- Wallingford: 1,361 crashes involving 2,534 vehicles and 2,999 people.
- Waterbury: 5,806 crashes involving 11,014 vehicles and 13,829 people.
- West Hartford: 1,864 crashes involving 3,613 vehicles and 4,831 people.
- West Haven: 1,850 crashes involving 3,631 vehicles and 4,342 people.
As you can see, New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport, Waterbury, and Stamford had the most vehicle accidents in 2019.
If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of Connecticut, we can help. Contact our office for further resources. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
For more information on Connecticut crashes, check out this website: https://ctcrash.uconn.edu/