States With the Most Car Accidents 2023
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COSTA MESA, Calif. - Californer -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) estimates that 42,915 people died in the U.S. in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021, a 10.5% increase from 38,824 fatalities in 2020.

NHTSA projects that an estimated 31,720 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes from January through September 2021, an increase of approximately 12% from the 28,325 fatalities projected in the first nine months of 2020.

The frequency of car accidents is heavily dependent on where you live. Some states that see severe weather also are more at risk for car accidents and there are more accidents in urban settings than rural ones.

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You must take into consideration the number of residents in a state when you look at accident rates. A state as big as California will naturally see more car crashes due to the large number of drivers on the road.

Accidents happen to the best of drivers, so make sure you're insured sufficiently and drive a safer car. Let's take a look at some statistics for each state to see which ones have the most and fewest car accidents. Also, you'll see which mid-size cars are most involved in car crashes.

For full statistics and accident rates for each state, visit

Afarin Majidi

Source: SmartFinancial
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