Families dominate the population in Vista. It has grown quite a bit over the past 25 years to the point where nearly 100,000 residents now call Vista home. This is a busy community, and that’s clear every morning and evening during the week as thousands of people travel to their jobs or to their schools. Unfortunately, that also leads to a large number of accidents. The number of crashes is also growing on an annual basis. Below you’ll find information regarding the number of crashes that have occurred during the last three complete calendar years. Anyone who has been harmed by a negligent driver needs to contact a Vista car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
In 2013, 337 Vista car accidents occurred. These crashes caused 447 injuries and fatalities combined. That is a very high number for a community of 100,000 people. Many of these crashes involved people who were traveling in something other than a car or SUV. Below are the number of accidents in Vista in 2013 that involved pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles and large trucks:
That’s a total of 92 accidents, which accounts for more than 25 percent of all Vista car accidents in 2013.
Vista car accidents increased in 2014 to 372. These collisions resulted in 512 people either being injured or killed. Once again, Vista accidents involving ‘other’ types of travelers accounted for more than 25 percent of all crashes during the year:
Overall, Vista car accidents increased by a factor of over 10 percent in 2014 as compared to the previous year. The number of people injured or killed rose by a factor of nearly 15 percent.
The number of Vista car accidents climbed slightly again in 2015, rising from 372 to 392. The number of people injured or killed in these crashes also rose slightly from 512 to 516. The ‘other’ types of crashes remained high in Vista in 2015 as well:
Once again, more than 25 percent of all Vista accidents involved pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists or large trucks. Overall, Vista car accidents rose by a factor of more than 16 percent between 2013 and 2015. The number of people injured or killed rose by a factor of more than 15 percent.
You should take some immediate steps if you have been injured in a Vista car accident. You should file the appropriate insurance claim or claims. Seek medical attention even if you feel that you are not seriously injured, as some dangerous injuries are not necessarily painful immediately after a collision. You should also contact a Vista car accident lawyer to review your legal rights and options. You can do so by getting in touch with Gomez Trial Attorneys. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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