West Michigan Car Accident Statistics (2020)

If you are looking for West Michigan Car Accident statistics, look no further than the 2020 Year End Traffic Crash Statistics. A 222 page treasure trove released by the Michigan State Police. See the PDF here.

If you were injured or lost a love one because of another drivers negligence, an injury lawsuit can be filed to recover damages. You can sue for the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, damaged property, and other economic damages. You can also sue for non-economic damages if the accidents resulted in serious impairment of body function, permanent and serious disfigurement, or wrongful death.

Below are highlights of some of the information we found most interesting.

Total Auto Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities In West Michigan

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Auto Accidents   Auto Related Injuries  Auto Related Fatalities
 Allegan  3,252  585  26
 Kent  17,056  3,162  55
 Lake  403  57  2
 Mason  1,178  106  5
 Muskegon  4,242  738  23
 Newaygo  1,500  218  13
 Oceana  971  118  4

Auto Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities Involving Alcohol

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving alcohol, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Alcohol Related Auto Accidents  Injuries  Fatalities
 Allegan  155  65  5
 Kent  733  402  23
 Lake  15  6  0
 Mason  25  10  0
 Muskegon  188  104  10
 Newaygo  67  30  7
 Oceana  36  18  4

Auto Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities Involving a Bicycle

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving a bicycle, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Auto Accidents Involving a Bicycle  Injuries  Fatalities
 Allegan  12  11  0
 Kent  93  70  1
 Lake  3  3  0
 Mason  2  1  1
 Muskegon  23  20  2
 Newaygo  2  2  0
 Oceana  0  0  0

Auto Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities in Construction Zones,

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents in construction zones, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Auto Accidents In Construction Zones  Injuries  Fatalities
 Allegan  18  3  0
 Kent  229  56  0
 Lake  1  1  0
 Mason  1  1  0
 Muskegon  92  17  2
 Newaygo  2  0  0
 Oceana  1  0  0

Distracted Driver Accidents resulting in Injury or Death

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving distracted driving, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Total Distracted Driver Accidents  Injuries  Fatalities
 Allegan  155  30  3
 Kent  1,409  466  3
 Lake  8  3  0
 Mason  37  17  0
 Muskegon  224  76  2
 Newaygo  73  47  0
 Oceana  26  8  0

Drug-Related Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving drugs, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Total Accidents Incolving Drugs  Injuries  Fatalities 
 Allegan  37  16  5
 Kent  215  169  20
 Lake  6  0  1
 Mason  10  4  1
 Muskegon  80  62  10
 Newaygo  23  15  4
 Oceana  6  6  0

Injuries & Fatalities involving Motorcycles

The following table shows the total number of accidents involving motorcycles, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Total Accidents Incolving Motorcycles  Injuries  Fatalities 
 Allegan  34  28  4
 Kent  210  177  8
 Lake  9  0  11
 Mason  15  12  2
 Muskegon  73  67  5
 Newaygo  32  31  6
 Oceana  18  16  0

Auto Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities involving Pedestrians

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving pedestrians, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death. 

 County  Total Accidents Involving Pedestrians  Injuries  Fatalities 
 Allegan  10  12  2
 Kent  159  146  12
 Lake  2  3  0
 Mason  0  0  0
 Muskegon  23  22  2
 Newaygo  4  4  1 
 Oceana  1  1  0

Auto Accidents, Injuries, & Fatalities Involving Trucks/Busses

The following table shows the total number of auto accidents involving Trucks/Busses, and the number of those accidents that resulted in injury or death.

 County  Total Accidents Incolving Truck/Bus  Injuries  Fatalities 
 Allegan  168  35  3
 Kent  803  175  6
 Lake  10  4  0
 Mason  28  3  0
 Muskegon  126  22  1
 Newaygo  28  6  1
 Oceana  22  9  0

DISCLAIMER: This blog is provided for general informational purposes only, and is not to be construed as legal advice. Every situation is different, and if you have been injured, please call (231) 722-2444 for personalized legal advice.