Two people are dead in a crash in Davenport after a car crashed into a building

Two people are dead in a crash in Davenport after a car crashed into a building

Below we list the most common events or things that cause fatal accidents in the United States, such as exterior collisions with pedestrians and other vehicles.

Alabama

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 4

Deaths: 119

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 1%

Alaska

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 6

Deaths: 6

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Arizona

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 98

Deaths: 107

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Arkansas

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 68

Deaths: 71

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

California

Reason: restrictions

Fatal accidents: 281

Deaths: 307

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 7%

Colorado

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 77

Deaths: 80

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 12%

Connecticut

Reason: restrictions

Fatal accidents: 24

Deaths: 27

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Delaware

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 11

Deaths: 11

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

District of Columbia

Reason: restrictions

Fatal accidents: 4

Deaths: 4

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

Florida

The reason: cyclists

Fatal accidents: 195

Deaths: 195

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 5%

Georgia

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 155

Deaths: 167

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Hawaii

Cause: falling or jumping from the car

Fatal accidents: 7

Deaths: 7

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 7%

Idaho

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 58

Deaths: 58

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 21%

illinois

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 72

Deaths: 80

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 6%

Indiana

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 65

Deaths: 70

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

yeah

Reason: trenches

Fatal accidents: 50

Deaths: 51

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 14%

Kansas

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 41

Deaths: 45

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 11%

Kentucky

Reason: dam

Fatal accidents: 72

Deaths: 74

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Louisiana

Reason: trenches

Fatal accidents: 72

Deaths: 73

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

who

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 31

Deaths: 33

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 22%

Maryland

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 41

Deaths: 47

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

Massachusetts

Reason: restrictions

Fatal accidents: 33

Deaths: 33

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

Michigan

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 113

Deaths: 119

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

Minnesota

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 78

Deaths: 82

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 17%

Mississippi

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 84

Deaths: 90

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 12%

Missouri

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 98

Deaths: 100

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

Montana

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 45

Deaths: 47

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 20%

nebraska

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 30

Deaths: 32

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 14%

Nevada

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 40

Deaths: 41

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 11%

New Hampshire

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 16

Deaths: 18

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 15%

New Jersey

Reason: restrictions

Fatal accidents: 49

Deaths: 55

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

New Mexico

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 83

Deaths: 95

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 20%

New York

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 89

Deaths: 94

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

North Carolina

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 150

Deaths: 160

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

North Dakota

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 20

Deaths: 21

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 21%

Ohio

Reason: trenches

Fatal accidents: 72

Deaths: 77

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 6%

Oklahoma

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 81

Deaths: 86

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 11%

Oregon

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 54

Deaths: 58

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

Pennsylvania

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 89

Deaths: 93

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 8%

rhode island

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 8

Deaths: 10

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 16%

South Carolina

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 122

Deaths: 129

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 11%

South Dakota

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 34

Deaths: 36

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 24%

Tennessee

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 112

Deaths: 117

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 9%

Texas

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 318

Deaths: 337

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 7%

Utah

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 42

Deaths: 45

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 14%

Vermont

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 10

Deaths: 11

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 15%

Virginia

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 110

Deaths: 117

Percentage of all traffic deaths in the state: 12%

Washington

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 46

Deaths: 48

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 7%

West Virginia

The reason: trees

Fatal accidents: 26

Deaths: 27

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 10%

wisconsin

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 66

Deaths: 67

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 11%

Wyoming

Reason: coups

Fatal accidents: 26

Deaths: 28

Percentage of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the state: 25%

Data sources and methodology

This analysis is based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data for 2021 — the most recent year available. FARS contains data on fatal crash counts within the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The causes of vehicle collisions are based on the field of first adverse event (FHE), which NHTSA defines as the first injury or event resulting in damage in every crash.

This story Produced by Maurice Bart Reviewed and distributed by Stacker Media.

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