A Decade of Michigan Auto Accident Statistics
While in general Michigan auto accident rates have declined over the past decade, there are still nearly 300,000 auto accidents in Michigan a year. Ensuring you are properly covered with Michigan No Fault Insurance is critical.
In 2015, there were 297,023 crashes, of which 893 (0.3%) were fatal, 54,008 (18.2%) were personal injury, and 242,122 (81.5%) were property damage only. Compared to 2014 this is a 0.6 percent decrease in total crashes, an increase of 10.8 percent in fatal crashes, a 2.8 percent increase in personal injury crashes, and a 1.3 percent decrease in property damage crashes.
A total of 963 people were killed as a result of the 893 fatal crashes for an average of 1.1 deaths per fatal crash. One out of every 10,303 people in Michigan was killed in a traffic crash; one out of every 132 people was injured. For each person killed, 77.0 people were injured in crashes. One person was killed every 9 hours and 6 minutes as a result of a traffic crash. One person was injured every 7 minutes and 1 second in a traffic crash. These statistics alone should be proof that having the proper insurance coverage is key to avoiding unnecessary medical and property expenses in the case of an accident.