Sarasota Car Crash Statistics

In the year 2020, Sarasota and county reported 128 fatalities that occurred over 118 crashes. This increased from 114 deaths and 106 crashes the year before. The first three months of 2021 alone saw 22 fatalities and 21 crashes in these counties.

As you can see, there has been a rise in Sarasota car accidents over the years. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States and are a cause for concern for Sarasota residents.

Car Accident Facts


Before we get into specific Sarasota car crash statistics, let’s take a look at some generalized facts regarding car accidents in the United States.

Did you know that 1 in 3 auto accident deaths in the United States involved drunk driving? In addition, almost 1 in 3 auto accident deaths involved speeding, and more than two million people are injured in auto accidents each year.

Bicycle Related Crashes


According to the 2020 Annual Crash Report local to Sarasota, there were 202 bicycle-related crashes in the city. Out of those crashes, there were 161 injuries, and some occurred on some of the most dangerous intersections in the city, including Bee Ridge Road and Beneva Road, which saw the highest number of crashes and injuries.

Pedestrian Related Crashes


In 2020, there were approximately 81 pedestrian crashes in Sarasota. These accidents were likely caused by reduced nighttime visibility and aggressive driving. The good news is that pedestrian crashes have been on a decline since 2018, and there was no location with multiple pedestrian crashes reported in 2020.

More Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Sarasota


To understand why these accident numbers are so high, we need to understand what is causing so many of these accidents to happen in the first place. Here are some of the more common causes of car crashes in Sarasota that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

• Lane departures
• Impaired driving
• Intersections
• Pedestrians and bicyclists
• Motorcyclists
• Aging road users
• Distracted driving
• Speeding and aggressive driving

Lane departures and intersections are where Sarasota's most accidents and fatalities occurred.

2020 Traffic Crash Summary


When such a high number of accidents occurs, it is important to look at the data to see what may be causing the accidents in the first place. When reviewing the 2020 Traffic Crash Summary, you will see that there were over 7,734 crashes in Sarasota in 2020, with a total of 54 fatalities.

Many of these accidents resulted from people driving while intoxicated, with rear-ends being the most common manner of collision. Hit and run accidents also accounted for a large number, with 922 total hit and run accidents in the area.

When an Accident Happens


As you can see from the statistics above, accidents do happen. When you get into an accident in Sarasota, you should stay calm and do the following:

• Remain at the scene of the accident
• Check on those involved in the accident
• Call the police and other emergency services
• Exchange information with the other drivers involved
• Inform your insurance company of the accident
• Receive appropriate medical attention for any injuries
• Take photos and video of the vehicle damage and the scene of the accident
• Hire a personal injury attorney

After your traffic accident, a qualified Sarasota Car Accident Lawyer can help you with anything that needs to be handled immediately while also helping you deal with doctors, insurance companies, and even repair shops.

Video FAQ:

Florida No Fault Insurance and How Does It Affect You?


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

 

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

2822 University Parkway Sarasota Florida 34243

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

1215 Manatee Ave West Bradenton Florida 34205

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Lakewood Ranch Office

Sarasota

941-330-0088

9040 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Punta Gorda Office

Punta Gorda

941-613-1141

122 Nesbit St, Suite 113, Punta Gorda Florida 33950

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813
 

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×