2009 Georgia Crash Statistics (Part B)

Statistics on motorcycle fatalities by age are as follows: 

  • Under the age of 20 - 1% (2).
  • Ages 20 to 29 - 25% (35).
  • Ages 30 to 39 - 21% (29).
  • Ages 40 to 49 - 23% (32).
  • Ages 50 to 59 - 19% (26.
  • Ages 59 and over - 11% (16).  


2009 Georgia Crash Statistics - Vehicle Type 

Passenger cars were most likely to be involved in fatalities in 2009, as follows:
 

  • Passenger car - 35%.
  • Pickup truck - 18%.
  • Utility truck - 14%.
  • Van - 5%.
  • Large truck - 2%. 


2009 Georgia Crash Statistics - Fatalities by Crash Type 

Single vehicles involved in a roadway departure were more likely to lead to fatalities in 2009 but other accidents and their frequency include:
 

  • Single vehicle accidents - 716.
  • Large truck accidents - 151.
  • Speeding accidents - 238.
  • Rollover accidents - 386.
  • Roadway departure accidents - 658.
  • Intersection-related accidents - 313.  


2009 Georgia Crash Statistics - Fatalities by County 

The top 10 counties for crash fatalities in 2009 in Georgia accounted for 33% of the total.

Fulton County had the dubious distinction of being first on the number of fatalities:
 

  • Fulton County - 100.
  • Dekalb County - 75.
  • Gwinnett County - 60.
  • Chatham County - 37.
  • Cobb County - 35.
  • Richmond County - 28.
  • Laurens County - 23.
  • Hall County - 21.
  • Whitfield - 21.
  • Bibb County - 20.  


Other counties in Georgia accounted for 864 fatalities.

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