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How Common Are Car Accidents in Miami, FL?
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 51,536 traffic accidents in Miami and surrounding cities in Miami-Dade County in 2020. That’s 141 accidents a day (in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, no less).
Miami Car Crash Statistics [September 2021 Update]
Despite a drop in the total number of accidents in 2020, crashes have remained fairly consistent over the past few years. In 2018 and 2019 there were 64,627 and 65,156 crashes, respectively.
Preliminary statistics for the first half of 2021 indicate that things are picking up right where they left off before things were shut down due to COVID. From January 2021 through September 2021, there have been at least 40,067 car accidents in and around Miami.
How Serious Are Car Accidents in Miami-Dade County?
Statistically speaking, nearly one out of every three car accidents in Miami-Dade County results in an injury.
- 2018: 21,770 injury-causing accidents and 31,270 injuries
- 2019: 21,377 injury-causing accidents and 31,700 injuries
- 2020: 16,486 injury-causing accidents and 24,241 injuries
Many auto accidents in the Miami area are fatal, too.
- 2018: 273 fatal crashes and 293 deaths
- 2019: 283 fatal crashes and 299 deaths
- 2020: 320 fatal crashes and in 341 deaths
Despite the fact that overall crashes were down in 2020, fatal car accidents actually increased.
What Are Miami’s Most Dangerous Roads & Intersections?
Miami-Dade County and nearby Broward County account for about 25% of all car accidents in the state of Florida. That makes Miami one of the most dangerous places to drive in the Sunshine State. Where do most of the car accidents in Miami take place?
- Northeast Second Avenue and 36th Street
- I-95 Express Toll in Little River
- NW 54th St, and
- NE First Avenue and NE Sixth Street.
Avoiding these (and other) stretches of road might decrease the odds of getting into a crash.