Miami-Dade County – with 248 traffic deaths in 2011 – is the deadliest county in Florida for fatal motor vehicle collisions, according to state statistics.
Number two is Broward County, with 160 crash deaths.
There were 2,400 fatal car crashes in Florida in 2011, the most recent year complete statistics are available.
Top 12 Florida Counties for Car Crash Deaths
- Miami-Dade – 248 deaths
- Broward – 160 deaths
- Hillsborough – 151 deaths
- Orange – 129 deaths
- Palm Beach – 113 deaths
- Pinellas – 112 deaths
- Polk – 92 deaths
- Duval – 90 deaths
- Volusia – 85 deaths
- Lee – 75 deaths
- Brevard – 72 deaths
- Seminole – 48 deaths
Nationally, car crashes claim approximately 400,000 lives every year. Every day, approximately 115 people will die in a motor vehicle accident.
Fatal car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 34. Damages from auto crashes total $150 billion annually.
Families of people who are killed in a motor vehicle wreck caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct may have the right to recover compensation by way of a Florida wrongful death lawsuit.
- Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles https://www.firesportal.com/Pages/Public/documents/2011CrashFacts/Official2011CrashFacts.pdf