Las Vegas Car Accident Statistics and Facts
As of 2019, the United States Census reported that there are 2,226,715 residents in Clark County, Nevada. The city of Las Vegas is home to 651,319 residents. Las Vegas is a busy city with a ton of energy and activity. In addition to a booming population, Las Vegas is also a megacity for tourism. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, as of June 2021, there were 2,971,000 visitors to the city. That volume is greater than the entire population of Clark County.
With all the rideshare services, taxies, party buses, city busses, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and automobiles driving about, there is plenty of risk for collisions to happen. Across the country, car accidents are a top cause of personal injury and death, and this is certainly true for Las Vegas. In specific, residents aged five through 34 lose their lives most often from a Las Vegas traffic accident.
The Prevalence of Traffic Accidents in Las Vegas
Crashes affect everyone from drivers and occupants of various automobiles and pedestrians. Consider the following data about pedestrian accidents collected from 2008-2011.
- There were 173 pedestrian deaths in Nevada.
- Pedestrian deaths accounted for 16% of all of the deaths that were related to car crashes.
- Annually, the average pedestrian death rate in traffic accidents was 1.4 per 100,000.
- The average annual death rate for visitors was 1.1 per 100,000.
- The average annual death rate for homeless individuals was 30.7 per 100,000.
- There were 140 pedestrian deaths in Clark County with 107 being residents, 19 were visitors, and 14 were homeless individuals.
- The median age for pedestrian deaths was 50.
- All pedestrian deaths were male.
- Individuals aged 60 and older had higher death rates from pedestrian traffic incidents than people younger than age 60.
- Death rates for residents were the highest in the black population, followed by white individuals, then Pacific Islanders, and finally Hispanics.
- Visitors primarily were in pedestrian accidents in tourist areas, in specific, the famous Las Vegas Strip.
- Areas, where there are no designated crosswalks, are locations where 63% of all pedestrian deaths took place.
- Residents who were in pedestrian accidents were mostly in urban areas.
In addition to pedestrian accidents, there are other traffic accidents that take place in the state of Nevada and the city of Las Vegas.
- Clark County is consistently home to the highest number of traffic collisions every year in Nevada.
- There were 208 fatalities from Nevada car accidents so far in 2021.
- Motorcyclists are 28x more likely to die when in a crash.
- In 2018, there were 133 impaired driving fatalities.
- In 2018, there were 59 motorcycle fatalities.
Speak to a Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney Today
Injuries and death that result from the negligent behavior of others happen all too often. If you were harmed or if you lost a loved one in a Las Vegas car crash, please call the Las Vegas car accident attorney at the Aaron Law Group today at (702) 550-1111. During a free consultation, you can learn more about your rights and ability to recover compensation.